Ok, so I am going to take over the tree house my dad built for us when we were kids. Here it is now: (Sorry it's sideways! I dunno how to fix it) When we outgrew it, we turned it into a "cat house", but the last cat to use it died 2 years ago. No one has been in it since (except for mice, raccoons and oppossums, and WASPS! I went up there today to start cleaning, and whew! What a job! I found an old feather bed, an old sleeping bad, a bucket, 2 pillows, an old dog bed, and the entire floor was lined with old carpet backing. On top of all that, there were probably 2 or 3 bales of straw. Here it is AFTER I drug all that junk out! It was such a huge pile I could hardly get down the ladder! (Again, sorry it's sideways!) Tomorrow I'm going up to get some more done, but I'm pretty excited about the idea! I'm going to screen in the sophets, and the windows for when they're opened. I bought galvanized "metal cloth" to put up around the bottom so it will be totally secure, and I'm going to build a door from scratch to get into it (with NO carpentry skills!) I'm going to plant grass seed in the bottom, too. The inside will need work to fashion roosts, etc, but I'm super excited for the finished product! If anyone has any suggestions or reccomendations, I need all the help I can get, as I am new to chicken-keeping! I'll keep y'all updated with more pics as I get more done... wish me luck!