Hi all, Being a city kid, with no exposure to chickens, I have been banging my head on chicken coop designs for about 6 months now. And finally my coop is done! This forum has been invaluable in my initial attempt to house and raise chickens, and I just want to give back a little. Here in Seattle, we can only have 3 chickens for lot sizes of up to 5,000 sq ft, + one more for every 1,000 sq ft over that. So I could have 4 chickens! My coop was built for about $250 - mostly pavers, sparrow wire and screws. All wood material was taken from job sites (with permission of course). The size of the coop is 4x4 feet and the run size is 4x12 feet. I was very concerned about the racoons in the area as a neighbor of mine lost his chickens to some young, daring daylight racoons. So I decided on paving stones with chicken wire underneath. This coop is a fortress. When the chickens come outside, the pavers will be covered with 5" of wood shavings. Inside, I decided on a piece of vinyl, 2 roosts and a removable drop board for easy cleaning. The nest box is accessable from the outside. Meet Bertha (RIR), Alice (Buff Orpington), Florence (Ameraucana) and Marie (Ameraucana) (This brooder box was made from an old interior door.) Thank you all for your help.