My better half wanted chickens so I went to the web in search of ideas (first time having chickens for both of us) which brought me here - wealth of knowledge i have gained. We have eleven 9 week old birds now that have just spent their first couple nights in their new coop. The utility shed was already on the property so we made that the coop and built the run. Please feel free to add any input! It's amazing how addicting this has become not just for my better half but for me as well. Already decided to make changes which will happen this weekend! Some things i need to do - make the ramp to roosts not as steep and add more cleats. Change from vertical nipples to HN nipples. Feel free to add anything else! Thanks again for all you sharing stories and the do's/don'ts!