Hello! I have been checking out this wonderful site for a few days in my quest to start raising a few chickens to provide our family with fresh eggs. I have lots of questions if someone would be nice enough to help me I would greatly appreciate it =) First, I would like to provide a coop without spending a lot of money. I am looking for alternative options for coops such as the kids playhouse or doghouse. Does anyone have other ideas? Does the coop need to be completely enclosed or can the front be open? Does the nest boxes have to be in the coop or can they be inside another shelter next to the coop? I was thinking of using covered cat litter boxes for nests till we were able to do something else? Do you even need a coop?? We live in north florida and we get some cold/freezing nights but the day warms up. I have a dog pen I am going to use for their run and put some smaller fencing around the bottom portion. We have a tarp over the top and the area is under trees which asks another question, do chickens need full sunlight? I plan on letting them out some during the day when I am out in the yard also as we have hawks. Another question about coops, do you need to close it up at night with the chickens in it or leave the door open so they can still go out to the run? Do you need to leave food and water in it? I am so sorry for so many simply questions, I have read several articles but none seem to answer these basic questions. Thank you so much!