My wife decided a couple of weeks ago that she would like to have a few chickens. I found this website while I was researching chicken coop designs. I have decided on the Wichita Cabin style coop. I have increased the size a little. It is going to be 14' x 6'. We are going to keep 4 to 5 hens. I figured I would do a build a long on the coop as I go and if any of you have any pointers along the way feel free to chime in. We have 5 acres and there isn't a level spot on it. The first thing I am doing is pouring a foundation wall for the coop. I have it formed up and we will pour the foundation this weekend if the weather warms up enough. Here is the progress I have made so far. Once the foundation is poured and the concrete has cured we will fill it with gravel. I figured I would put a few inches of sand on top of the gravel.