I need help..I *think* I know what I want for my coop- but Im not sure if it would be suitable for my 5 chicks im expecting on 9/2. I was planning on building it in my backyard-which is all cyclone fenced in- on a slight slope to help with drainage. I want to build the actual coop at least 2-3 feet off of the ground, and have it be 8'x4'. i want the nesting boxes on the outside back wall for easy egg removal, on the upper front and back wall I was planning on cutting out an area and then placing coop wire over it for ventilation. I love the idea of the suntuf roofs for added sunlight- as we will probally not have electric in the coop. the floor will have linoleum for easy clean up- BUT- here is where my husband thinks I have lost my mind--I want to have the floor placed in 2 seperate panels and at the middle seam have them cut to a 45 degree angle so they fit together nice- and on the outside bottom of he floor have slide locks bolting them together. So when I want to clean up- I just unlock the floor from underneath and the floor will "fall apart" letting the pine shavings fall underneath inside the pen.....Does that sound too much??? we live in PA and have cold winters so all coop walls will have to be insulated... As for the run I would like it 8'x6' with a suntuf roof...I have seen people wrap the outside of their coops with the clear plastic stuff in winter to help keep out the snow and wind...is that ok??? i think that is enough for now !!!!