Hello - my son and I are ready finally to commit to getting a small group of back yard hens. We are zoned for it here in Melbourne and we just lost our oldest dog - who happened to have a huge prey drive - thus our remaining pets should pose no real threat to the chickens. My problem with finding a coop is that the ones I see advertised that are made in my area start around $600. My budget simply can not sustain that, and my carpentry skills are very minimal, as well as my tools. Thus, I started looking at coop kits online - Amazon and a few other online stores and found some small coops at very reasonable prices - however - I wanted to ask the experts what they thought of them - see if anyone else had/tried them. Thus far, I think I like the Trixie brand of coops best but I am all ears, as they say. I want to do this as cost effective as I can, but I still want a good product that will hold up in rainy weather and do well for my hens as well as be easy to clean. I live in East Central Florida - our weather conditions are much like India - we have a rainy and a dry season, temperatures in the summer can reach 100 - humidity is a big factor here. Winters are generally in the upper 70s. Thank you all!