Hi! Ive been lurking on BYC for awhile. My family is fairly new to chickens - a little under 2 years! Theyre just to look at and for eggs. I have a few ducks, too, that I adore. Anyway, onto the main topic: Lurking around Ive been really fascinated with the various coops. We have a large (very large) brick and concrete one that was on the property when we bought it, but eventually we may have another coop on another part of the property. I have some plans drawn out, basically it would be two coops in one, divided by a wall. It would be a 6 x 12 building, divided so each section would be 6 x 6 and around 66 - 7 tall so we can step inside, if needed. What would be the best materials to use for something like this? The lower the cost, the better, but spending a little money isnt the worst thing in the world. There will be attached runs to each coop, probably wood framing with hardware cloth - the same height as the coop. Though our chickens are free to wander around the property, it would be nice to have the option to lock them in the coop or lock them in the coop & run. If you have any better suggestions, I would love to hear them. Any books or old threads would be greatly appreciated, too. Thanks!