Hey all! I wanted to get a thread going for our coop design, and build so I can eventually add pics of the process. Our chicks are scheduled to hatch next week, and we have 8 chicks coming of 4 different breeds. My requirements were that the coop be built to house at least 8-10 hens (we have a 40x12'8 run that will be built in the beginning of august, and are going to do a smaller run to start.) So the plans are an 8'x8' coop with a storm door that has a pop door and windows that are screened built in. The roof will slope to accommodate rain fall, and pine needles falling on it for little accumulation. We choose an 8x8 because it will leave us with enough room in the coop for the girls, and the least amount of cutting of the plywood. We choose to have the nest boxes on the outside to give more floor space inside in case of inclement weather ( we are in semi coastal SC and do get some hurricane weather and random storms that last for days) These are very preliminary drawings so be patient! lol! Design may change as time goes on... Interior I plan to have the roosts on the south side with food and water on the West. We plan to use the Deep Litter method. Ok I think that's all for now! Off to price lumber!