I've wanted chickens for a long time - and am very excited to be getting a small flock from a friend of mine! I wasn't planning on getting them so soon, so I didn't have a lot of money set aside for a coop - so I decided to make the best of what I could. I have numerous dog kennel panels that I'll be using for a run (at least a 12' x 12') and I began scouring CL for something inexpensive I could make into a coop. Wednesday evening I stumbled across this beauty: It's 51" x 51" and 51" tall at the peak of the roof - there's a layer of insulation between the wood and the siding. A friend of mine is going to put a door for cleaning on the back as well as shuttered windows (with hardware cloth for when they are opened) on each side, and a lockable door on the front. I think it's a great start, and it only cost $60! For nest boxes I found a few milk crates - I'm stoked about this new project, and will post pictures as we go!