Hi! My name is Chris. I'm no stranger caring for animals all my life and helping my friend out who has chickens made me develop the Chicken Fever. I love gathering eggs and seeing how pretty her chickens look. My Friend, Deb has a really nice chicken coop that sits a foot off the ground and has 4 nesting boxes while she has 6 adult chickens. This year, Deb bought 6 little peeps. I fell in love with them too I kept getting my husband to let me have chickens. He kept saying No More Animals! I tried very hard to not want them. 3-4 weeks then a month went by and I still really wanted them. Again I asked my husband and again he said, No. I hated to, but last Sat I lost my fight against listening to him and my intentions were to buy 6 chicks. I checked on Facebook "pet's", a woman said she had some chicks. We got the talking and here she lives less than 10 miles from me. She said she would help me to pick out the best chicks from each group at Tractor Supply. There are 5 breeds I really liked and wanted. Tractor Supply had 3 of those breeds. My favorite breed's are: 1) Buff Orpingtons 2) EE's 3) Barbs 4) silkies 5) Whdonattes So, at TSC I bought 2 of those breeds that were straight runs and 2 same sexlinks. I went to Rural King and their policy was to buy Miinimum of 6 too. I bought the other 3 breeds and 2 golden Wydonates for my cousin. Here, my cousin wanted the silver-laced Wydonates so I ended up keeping hers. Now, I've 12 chicks in a storage tote in my sewing room. My husband was furious but I told him he did not have to lift a finger to help me with them. So far, he's keeping that promise. Now, I've been looking at all sort of coops and with 12 birds I need a bigger coop than what I was looking. We live on some land that I can use a tractor coop house. I'm looking for a used XXL dog kennel run. Since there are a lot of cats and our dog who killed neighbors chickens, I want to make sure my birds will be safe from them and the wild predators in this remote area. My plan is to make a stationary coop and be able to move the run with tires on the bottom. But the trouble is, I don't have a lot of money to spend but I do need to keep my babies safe and sound esp with the coyotes, weasels, bears, birds of prey, and so forth. I want the coop off the ground, chicken fencing on inside of run and heavy guard chain link fencing outside of fence. The run floor with a fenced bottom in run, metal pull out tray to gather droppings, and very easily to clean. If anyone has suggestions of coops that would work, I appreciate any comments and if possible, please include pictures of the coops if possible. Thanks! Chris R.