I'm thinking of getting a 10x10x6 dog lot from Lowe's and turning into a pen for our growing chicken flock. I know there are some people here who have done the same, and I'm looking for a few replies from people who might be able to list things they learned in the process, things they wished they did better, differing designs using the lot. I think what I'd like to do is have most of the lot for a run, but build a enclosed coop with laying boxes either inside the lot, or outside the lot and maybe sticking partially through the chain link fencing. We currently have 7 birds, but would like to increase that to maybe 15 or so. They would only be in the coop/run during the night, early morning hours, or extended periods of time when we leave town, during which time they would be left in there while family or friends would come and take care of water, food, and egg collecting. The rest of the time they would be free ranging, so I'm not too worried about room. But I'd really like to see pictures of dog lots being used in different ways, and any stories you might have. My current coop/run is pretty small, and was nearly totally destroyed in a near tornado hit a couple days ago (see my thread HERE). While I've done some repairs, we've pretty much decided to go bigger and increase the flock.