I decided to bite the bullet and got my hands on an 8x8 shed to be converted into a coop. I will need all the help I can get, as I am not a builder (with the exception of canvas stretchers!) and am a total visual learner, so seeing other members builds/tutorials have been helpful! Here's the shed-coop: I have loosely mapped out the inside setup (this is not to scale ). And of course have a long list of things I want to do, thanks to this awesome forum! Sidenote: I live in Northeast PA and currently have 5 chickens. - separate storage/"walk-in" area (studs+poultry wire+man door) - 3 nest boxes that are accessible via "walk-in" area (although my hens have 3 now and only use 1, I like options lol) - roost w/ pdz poop board/tray (set higher than nest boxes) - pop door (auto is ideal, but $$. N-side is only available spot) - predator proof with hardware cloth I have painted the "chicken area" inside with deck paint, along with the walls (not pictured). I plan to make a DIY feeder as per instructions I've found on here & keep the main food/H20 directly outside under a sheltered area, as I've read it'll help reduce mess/spillage inside. Although what do I know, this will be my 2nd winter with chickens! Planning on using solar power because I have no idea how we'd run electric to it. Last winter I used a long exterior extension cord from our garage to the coop for the water heater, but I'd prefer not to do that again if possible. I just got 2 of these to install (with YouTube help ) for more ventilation since the current gable vents are standard and insufficient, I'd like to replace those as well. I think that is all for the inside... If any of you wonderful folks have any suggestions I am open to them! Any advice, help or "I wish I would've done this..." stories are all greatly appreciated!