I'm not particularly handy. My DH even less so. I've decided to buy a coop rather than attempt to build one. We've got three chicks, 2 Brahams and 1 Australorp. Adorable! They'll be ready to go outside in a few weeks. Anyway, Craigslist has had several cute coops, but they've been rejected for various reasons. The coop I've finally decided on is called the Coupedeville from Bake's Binsters here in PDX. Only problem? At $800 it is well beyond what I had budgeted. The Pros: Easy to clean, fairly predator proof, would allow for 2 - 3 more chickens (!!), attractive, local, built to last, could be used as a shed like thing if we decide chickens aren't our thing (unlikely) The Cons: $800 www.bakesbinster.com I'd love it if some experienced chicken people could take a look and tell me what they think. I've been looking a zillion coops over the past month and I keep talking myself into and out of each one. Thanks!