Hello all! I am thinking about getting chickens (really its a matter of when as opposed to if). I liked some designs involving 2 runs attached to a single coop. This is because I'm going to use one side to raise a garden, one side for the chickens, then switch each year. Anyways, about the run - I would like to use somewhat close mesh fence on the outside, and T-posts. Since this is a considerable area, what should I place over the top? Could I get away with nothing - The areas will be at least 15x20 each, maybe bigger. Anyways for the coop - I was thinking of 8x8, 4ft in rear, 7 ft in front, sloping roof. That will give me about 64sqft. I was hoping to keep 20 birds, but that may be a little crowded in the coop. I would like to know what most people use for a coop floor, I figured I would prime some plywood, and that's that. I am trying to keep the cost down. I live in Indiana, typical with the Midwest hot summers, cold winters, and would like to know what features I need to put into the coop. I think I will put 2-3 nesting boxes in the 4ft side, a small man door, and 2 entry points, each leading to a separate run. Thanks!