Here are a few pictures of our chicken coop. Should be done soon. Just need the chicken wire... This is our first attempt. Have a group of five chickens--hopefully all hens--any suggestions to the design while in-progress? It will be painted with house paint and have wheels for portability. I wanted to give them a run so they can come out in the morning before I let them out to free range in my yard. Dimensions are approx. 8' long x 4' wide x 3 1/2' tall--is this adequate for five chickens? If so, can I add a couple more if I choose to in the future? Keep in mind that they will be out in a large backyard for the majority of the day. Thanks in advance. Happy Chickening...? -- side view. There will be chicken wire on the bottom of the actual coop part, along with a layer of hay. Figured this would give ventilation and be easy to clean. There will not be enough of a gap for any animal to get under there -- and I plan to use sturdy wire. Run will be entirely enclosed with chicken wire(not the bottom) and I'm going to extend the roof and sides a bit more with wood near the front of the coop. I read that a solid corner is needed in case something tries to grab at them when they run into the corners. --inside view I'm going to sand the roosts a bit so there won't be any uncomfortable corners on their feet. Nest box is an old milk crate that I will slightly modify and attach to the coop walls. Probably will saw the front down a bit so they can jump in easily. There will be a finishing board placed on the front so only the pop-hole will be opened. Will put a ramp up to the nest box for easy access. --other side. The top will be attached to hinges so I can swing the whole thing open to grab the eggs in the morning. Same with the front of the run. --this is a temporary play yard for them until they get a little bigger. They spend around four hours a day outside now. They really seem to enjoy it. They are a little big for their brooder now. --peek-a-boo! Heh, just threw this one in for fun. Updates will follow. Another thanks for advice.