If the coop looks familiar it's because I stole the whole design from someone on this forum, in fact I was going to have a tractor (see my next thread) but seeing this coop made me decide on having 35 chicks instead of 4. The run was free as I had some posts left over from a job lot I brought when doing my dog run, the fence was what was left and I got a gate and some more fencing from craigslist with all the brackets I needed. The run is anything but predator proof, the coop where they live is on a concrete base, and in the walls is 1 inch hardware cloth making it pretty much a cell rather than a coop. I will eventually put some netting up to cover the top but for now I need a breather as I'm worn out. Still some finishing to do but it all can be done in time. First time the door was open there seemed to be a bit of a hold up First SLW to brave the outdoors The Guinea's looking a little cross that there now home is not finished yet (patience girls, patience) The coop is 9 x 13 (8x12 on the inside) and the coop is 30 foot long, I expect to end up with around 15-20 birds during summer with incubating eggs and 10-12 over winter (not counting the freezer). I can't believe last year I was looking to maybe having a few chickens in a little box to this!