For those of you who are thinking about getting started with building a coop, dont be afraid to go dumpster diving. I have decided to build my Silkie Chalet for a couple of Silkies I recently got from Peachick, then I can get more Silkies. I checked with a couple of business and got some really nice wood pallets, which results in a lot of good lumber to use. This will reduce the cost of construction greatly. When I built my first chicken house, much of the lumber was from a renovation project.