Hey guys, I'm going to start building my hoop coop soon. I'm building it in my fenced in backyard. I just got my tarp I'm going to use for the cover, I have 3 cattle panels, and just need to get the wood, and screws. Found out my "tarp has loops in the bottom so I can put a piece of 1x1 in it and roll the sides and back up to help lower the heat during summer. It was an old billboard sign. Now the wood I'm getting is 2 4"×4"×12', 2 4"×4"×8', 6 2"×4"×16'. I'm not going to put a door on it because my backyard is secure from 4 legged predators, just not winged predators. My cats go in to my coop I have now and inspect for rodents so that's another good reason for leaving it open. They don't mess with the chickens because they're scared of them lol. I'm also not going to put any hardware cloth on it. I'm going to have 2"4"s as bracing, and the roosts. It's going to be 8'×12' standing 6' tall so my husband can get in there and help. It will be large enough my 11 bg brahma chickens will have plenty of room to move around, and come and go as they please. If I get chicks from them I'll be able to block off a portion of it for their use also. I'll be putting my heat lamp in to help some with a bit of heating, and I have a fan I'll be putting in during the summer. The only thing I need to figure out is how to keep the 50+ mph wind from trying to take off with it. I'll post pics as I start building it.