Okay, I will try to describe what my current status is. We have an old barn and there are quiet a few rooms in the barn. We made 2 rooms into pens for my chickens. The first pen is pretty large, it has around 60 grown chickens. The only problem is it's infested with Mites/Lice. They're ALL over my poultry and I can not get rid of them! I have tryed tons of times to clean out their coop but the people who had it before us had something else in it so there was already hay/poo in the pen .. and before that we had about 5 + goats in there ... if you've ever had goats you'll understand what a mess they make! Anyway, there is about 4 ft + of gunk in the bottom ... it's almost inpossible to clean out .. plus it isn't a very secure pen. My chickens are in horrible condition ... I just want to get this point over before we go on ... I LOVE MY CHICKENS! I just dream of the day when I can have a nice clean coop like everybody on BYC has ... my family just doesn't understand my chicken addiction! My 2nd pen is right next to the 1st coop, it is a little smaller in size, but I have have trouble with it not being too secure, I've already lost a few birds to a coon or something. It has about 40 - 50 chickens + 5 Guineas. It ( Thankfully ) has a simi-clean floor .. it just has dirt but it's clean-able. Sadly those have mites bad, too! I have a small roost at the back of the pen and a large 21 nest box on the wall. I was free ranging ALL of my poultry but recently something has been killing 2 - 3 everyday I let them out, my younger chickens would go way out in the pasture so it's possible. Needless to say I was Sick and Tired of loosing my pullets that were fixing to start laying! I locked up my younger birds for awhile, my mom made me let them out a few weeks ago, pretty sure I lost a few. I have been letting my grown birds out everyday, because they don't go very far out and they're pretty good about going back to the coop BEFORE dark! ( Unlike my younger birds. ) Soooo you kind of see my problem? We have all the supplies to build a LARGE COOP/RUN but .... the boys are never home and when they are home they wonna rest. It doesn't help none that they kind of dislike my poultry addiction ... We have a large stack of wooden concreate ( Sp? ) forms that aren't being used, we don't have the right kind of wire, but I think we could get that. I've seen someone that had a run area that I really liked, they just kind of build a fence and then put the square wire on the fenceing posts. I really liked that idea! I have also considered a Cotton Trailer Coop ... would LOVE to have one of those! So just start throwing ideas my way! ( Wouldn't mind seeing pictures of your coop, if you have one of the coops listed above. ) Will Post Pictures later ... we just had a huge rain so kind of Muddy!