Hello all. First time posting here so a quick intro- Born and raised on a mixed farm in Saskatchewan (though poultry was the one thing we never had), now living in Interior BC and finally have enough room to build a coop. Been off the farm fro 12 years now, and have a 10 month old son so looking forward to getting some critters! I don't know anything about chickens, but have been around livestock and have the will. So,I am looking to build sort of the opposite to most of the examples I see on here... instead of coop above the run, this will be coop below. I'll attach some pictures in a second post once I get them off my phone, essentially though I want to build at the base of a 6' foot cut bank (which is the easiest for access right out the back yard) and the run will be extending up a natural grassy hillside above. I am planning to start with 4 hens, though there is potential for that to increase slightly next year (8 max I'll say). Would like to keep the foot print to 3 feet wide out from the bank (willing to consider 4' though as I realize 3 will be very tight) and 6 or 8' parallel to the bank. Height wold be 6-8'. I am assuming they will roost higher up, and plan to have dropping boards (lino lined) below the roost and ramps down to the bottom (35- 45 degree slope) with water and feed at base level. Rough sketch of this coming in next post. Laying boxes will extend out off the side with a lid that swings up to open. Looking forward to some feedback as there is much valuable knowledge on this forum! If chickens won't go down than let me know and I'll have to rethink. Thanks!