I got started on the coop this weekend. First, I laid down some RR ties and filled in a yard and a half of wash rock (by hand with a shovel...WHEW!) to build up this area of the yard. It was always soggy for a few days after a good rain. My bro-in-law came over yesterday and we got after it. I had a general idea of what I wanted. Based it off of the Wichita Cabin Coop. It's 10' x 6' give or take a few inches. Coop is 3'x6'. Front wall is 80" slopping to 74". The sides of the coop will be veneered in some rough cut cherry to give it a rustic look. Most of the 8ft. 2x4's were reused wood. My dad-in-law gave me the brown paint...been sitting in his garage for a long time. The metal roof came off of a porch I help tear down. Not all recycled stuff...but some. Oops...just realized I can't post a pic yet... I'll post a pic when my "newbie" status is upgraded.