I hate to say it, but I'm guessing most people are in your situation and just can't have a rooster. That, or they just don't want another one. If I took roosters, it would be for dinner, that's about the only use I can see for them right now. Except for the one I'm breeding with. I've love to off load my two little white silkie roosters, but I highly doubt I'll get any takers. I'd eat them, but I just don't know if I can handle the black skin, bones and meat. I think it would throw me off. I need regular looking chicken! ha! Not sure what to say about your wet shavings. I'm guessing this is happening because you do not have siding on your coop yet. If you have any shavings that are really wet, I'd probably get them out of there. To resolve it, I guess work on your siding or figure out where the leaks are coming in. Surely not the roof?? The again, if you have it open under the eaves, it very well could be, I guess. If it's just damp, I might let it be for now and check it and see if it dries out fast. I've heard some great things about Amber Waves. Absolutely you can copy my coop! If you're really that interested I'll write up all the dimensions I used so you can get a feel for how much, etc. So far I have $89 in it. I bet it will be right around $120 by the time I'm done. I went to the Habitat ReStore on Harry and Hillside to pick up that really cool wood window in it. I just sanded it down, put more caulking along the outside panes and then painted it. Hinged it at the top. I'll put on a lock for it at the bottom later. I bought a "remnant" piece of flooring vinyl at Sutherlands for about $27 I think. It did my other little coop and it will cover this one's floor too. Anyway, I made the cuts on an 8ft 2X4 so that I could use both cuts. I made the height 5 feet and then used the 3 foot cut for the width. That worked out well. I forget what the one truss on the roof is, but I can go measure that. It makes the best use of wood I could possibly come up with so I didn't have to buy a lot of lumber and then not use it all. I Hope your chick starts feeling better! I've read Ivy tell others that the wrap should stay on 2-3 days. Hopefully she will chime in. Yeah, I'm glad we're getting the rain, but it does interfere with building and project working.