I'm about to start building my coop. I like the look of the Playhouse style coops, and am definitely looking to do a coop with the actual henhouse being raised up with run space underneath it. I'll be making a trip to our local building material re-use center to see what I can get that way before I start buying new materials. A few things I'm wondering about these styles of coops though. In many of them I'm seeing the roosting branch/rod resting atop the nesting box. Wouldn't this encourage roosting ON the nesting box, and don't I want to discourage that? I'm wondering how best to place the roosts vs. nesting boxes and such inside the coop. Do you have windows in your coop walls? If so, do you just shutter them at nighttime to keep the light out? I have streetlights in my area so it's never actually totally dark in my yard at night. I'm looking at doing a 4'x4' coop with an attached run of 8-10'. Should I also have roosting spots in the run? I'm also wondering if I should have small feeders in the actual coop- smaller wall-mounted ones (I'm thinking along the lines of wall mounted rabbit feeders maybe? That's what we had for the chickens I had growing up...). I will have two hens to begin with, eventually I will have three possibly a max of four hens as that's all we are allowed (5 pet max, and we have a housecat). I will be getting the hens from a local organic egg farmer, these are slightly older than a started pullet not quite yet into their laying prime. We're getting one Rhode Island Red and one Black Sex Link. We hope in the future to get a Wyandotte as well, as we particularly love that breed. Thanks so much! We need to get cracking on this coop ASAP and I appreciate the help! EDITED TO ADD: I'm wondering too if I should even have the nest boxes inside the floor plan of the 4'x4' coop, or if I should take the little windowbox planter idea that some playhouse coops have, but put next boxes THERE, with a lift-up-able roof on them for egg removal and cleaning? While I know I will only have a few chickens I want to make the coop as hospitable as possible for them, in case of bad weather or an overslept morning when they have to stay indoors more than normal.