New to BYC and 2 years into raising our first dozen Golden Comets. Started with a pre-built coop from a well known farm store but after our first year, that coop rotted more than I had expected and had some predator issues so....the wife and I decided to build our first coop! I tried to find and recycle materials as much as possible! We love it, I hope you enjoy the design and pics! Base is 8’ x 12’ (less plywood cutting!) Framing is 2”x4” lumber (new). Original design was a lean-too but my wife had other plans....so these walls are 7’. Her idea was to make the roof line more like a steep church roof. She got what she wanted. All siding was from a local mill and are their culled planks left over from lumber. They call it ‘thick-n-thins’. The left over pieces which were mostly less than 1” thick. The bundle we bought was 4’high x5’ wide x10’-16’ lengths....all for $100!! The rear window was a buy off a social network app for $5. The door is something we’ve been holding onto for many years and survived a move but never found a use for it till now! It’s 36”x94”! I had to redesign the roof height to install this door. The gable side walls are 12’ high to accommodate the door! A neighbor just had a new roof installed and gave me these old metal roofing panels. After installing them, just cut to rough edges. And there’s the Mrs. cleaning the pen! Mrs. RohwerRoosts did the entire interior herself with left over ‘thick-n-thins’ as I built the cupola. Amazing job! Added a cupola for venting and looks...and that church steeple look the Mrs wanted. Door for hens to go into the pen area. Repurposed the ladder from old coop. Finished interior. Nesting boxes are from my family farm. My grandfather used them! Roost for the hens and storage shelf. A few garbage cans to hold feed, scratch and other. Finished coop: $350 in lumber (then an additional $70 for new roof design), $5 window, $100 siding and interior walls...plus enough left over to build another structure over my mower), $30 metal ridge vent, and $20 hardware. We had so much fun building it last month and I think our hens love it more! And now they are better protected and we can sleep better at night! Hope you enjoy!