We are turning a carport into an open air coop/covered run for our chickens. We live in Central Florida. I thought I would post some photos of our progress. I would appreciate your comments and advice - especially if you see something that could help us minimize mistakes as we are brand new chicken owners. We will have 25 chickens and the carport measures 18' wide & 20' long. We also plan to let them free range during the day. Here is the carport before any work has been done. This photo shows the hardware cloth that has been added to the sections on the right. The very back section on the right will be covered with a wood panel...not sure what we'll use yet. The roost area will be in the back right corner. This photo also shows where we have started to dig out the dirt to lower the entire surface of the floor. This is so we can fill it with about 3" of sand. Here is the left side with the hardware cloth & door. We made an apron with hardware cloth that extends out about 18" from the base of the wall. We will cover the wire with landscape rock. The back section on the left will also be covered with wood. I will put the nesting boxes in the back left corner. We lifted up the siding and attached hardware cloth to the back wall and extended it out over the ground. This apron will also be covered with dirt & landscape rock.