I have accumulated a few extra silkie roosters over the past two years from incubating. They get along pretty well, but they are overmating several of their favorite girls which I have seperated so their feathers will have a chance to grow back. After unsuccessfully trying to rehome them in my area, I have decided to build them their own bachelor pad. I leveled the site this past weekend. (Leave it to me to decide to place it in an area that slopes in two different directions) Although the foundation is preassure treated wood, I decided to use concreate pavers to get it off the ground a bit. I have some sinking issues with my 10 year old large coop that is on skids which I will have to fix this summer, so I want to be proactive with this coop. Construction on the floor started on Monday (my day off), naturally the hottest day of the year so far, got up to 94. The girls were so helpful while I was digging in the dirt, looking for bugs and worms. Almost got one of their toes with the hoe more than once they were so helpful. I've been trying to work on it after working hours this week, so I haven't gotten as much done as I would like. Here is what I have gotten done so far: Finished the front and back wall on Tuesday. I glued down a waterproof FRP board for the main floor for easy cleanup and used some leftover vinyl tile for the entrance way from a bathroom make over last year. Finished the side walls and entrance way on Wednesday. Storms are expected all afternoon today, so I will probably have to wait until Friday to do any more. I have to get the coop sided before this weekend to stay on schedule. I am only 5 feet tall, so I have talked my sister and her husband into helping me roof it this weekend. The roos won't care what it looks like, but since this is going to be my third coop on the property, I wanted it to look decent. I have sited it in a tree shaded and bushy area so I decided to go with a childs teahouse cottage playhouse design. It will have two working windows in the front and two high impact plexiglass windows on the sides for extra light. I will post some more pics as I make progress.