Ok, I think I an going to get 6 or 8 chicks at TSC and raise them for eggs. I have an old 18'x18' garage that I want to use part of as a coop. And I wanty to put an access out the back to a "run"? in the back yard that will be enclosed in mesh/fence. I would also like to be able to let the chiclkens out sometimes to go into the garden. I need to figure out how to collect their waste to go into the composter as well. The garage wont be used for much repair work since I moved my shop a few blocks away. I bought a "grit" published book about raising back yard chicken. Anybody have any coops similar to what I have described that can share some pics? PS I am a good scrounger and a professional maintenance worker so I am up to the building task.