Consider this a coop build thread We just got the carport delivered today and will be basing our build similar to this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/877656/carport-to-coop-run-conversion We won't be using sand and since we're in a location that actually gets some days of below freezing temps, we'll be adding "panels" in on the inside to help provide additional windbreak. I'm so excited to get started but wouldn't ya know, thunderstorms ALL WEEKEND LONG. Le sigh. I have almost 3 week old chicks that REALLY need to move outdoors, but I digress. Anyway, just a couple pics to start with. We have 20x20 worth of kennel panels so we'll build what we need to on the carport for the coop, move the birds at night, then move the kennel panels to come off of the side of the carport to give them a 20x30 run area, in addition to the 18x20 coop/run area. The back side, closer to the trees, we are going to mostly create a solid wall with plywood, and hardware cloth up at the peak. I want a set of single level nest boxes in the middle section on the back wall. The roosting area will be at the back section, to the left, and then I'm planning on an in-coop brooder/intro area to the right, maybe with its own separate small pen to get out of the shielded off area. To the right here, I'm planning for 6 foot panels on the side to provide windbreak, and then another 6 foot "wall" coming inside from the side to create a little cubby, on both sides. The kennel panels are going to run out towards the current coop. That blue tarped thing on the left in the background is my current pvc introduction pen that I want to move the chicks into in the meantime, if the weather would cooperate. More updates to come!