I wish I had found this site before I ordered, for one thing. I definitely would have built the coop first before the chicks came. We finally finished the coop enough to get the girls out of our living room. We don't have a garage yet so they were in the house. 16 ten week old chickens should have been out 3-4 weeks ago IMO. We built a 8 x 8 coop thinking that we would have a few losses and a few roosters to give away/sell. They are all thriving and all pullets. I could be surprised at a late blooming rooster but I don't think so. Building the coop for my disabled DH and me was no weekend completion like I've read from other posters. Nope, we started the week the chicks arrived just in case none survived the long 2 day transit in hot July heat. We had a plan we designed but boy, the arguing as we plugged along building it. My Dh has no strength so I was swinging the hammer and manning the screw driver, lifting the boards and shingles and not open to criticism. We got past all that and the girls went in last night with the baby monitor. Yaaaay!! no pics yet, I will post later. Advice to new chick owners is build your coop first!