Hi, I'm new here and should be receiving my first batch of chicks (5 cuties) sometime next week. I am so excited! I was raised on a chicken farm (fryers) as a child but haven't been around chickens since I was about 11. I am really looking forward to this experience as are my children. Sadly though we ordered a 5X6 coop and it was supposed to be completed some time ago. We continue to get the run around. We've come to the conclusion we are going to need to find something else and are looking at chicken coop plans. There are so many choices and was wondering if any of you kind folks have suggestions based on your experience. We need something that is simple to build and that can withstand very high winds (think 80mph). We would have to pour footings and use metal posts, but i am concerned with the roof flying off. Also, if anyone could tell us how approximately how long it will take to build a coop that would be great. I have a wonderful hubby that has never built anything like this. Thank you for your help!