Ok, so hubby is half Italian - which is lucky for me because he LOVES to build things. I showed him some chicken tractor photos online, and explained that I needed a temporary coop as I want to pick up chickens this weekend at the Fur and Feather show. I am hoping to have a lovely elaborate shangra-la coop at some point, but winter is fast approaching and I wanted to get my birds as soon as I can. Voila! I come home last night and he built a chicken tractor. Now, the thing is he NEVER builds things simply. Me? I was happy with a wee bit of plywood and some chicken wire until the permanent coop is built. What I got is a very solid A frame, photos to follow! This thing is pretty awesome. 4 feet is actual coop, 4 feet is solid on one side and open on the other, and 4 feet is open. So So 12 feet long in total by 4 feet wide. He used the upgraded mesh instead of the chicken mesh, and the whole thing is predator proof. The top of the A frame has a covered top part, allowing ventilation but providing shade. (Sort of like a second mini A frame on top) The covered mini roof runs the length of the whole structure, so it gives shade to the open part too. Is that enough light? I know it will make more sense once photos are up. Bear with me - we are on dial up. There are two access doors, one on the coop part and one on the "run" part. On the open part, in the dead of winter, do I just leave it as grass? Can you move it around in the snow? Or do you put sand or woodchips in there? I am going to do more thread reading to learn more!