No chickens until next spring for me. My backyard is a slope except a low strip along the back that likes be swampy when we get a lot of rain, so not a good place to locate a coop. Location is something I need to plan first as I have gardens that may have to be moved. I'm thinking a solution would be to create sort of a raised bed to build the coop and run in using cement blocks not wood. I'm thinking sand and then dirt to fill it. Any thoughts or has anyone come up with a solution that works?