This is our first attempt at raising chickens. Today I started building the coop. I just can't stand seeing things go to waste so here's what i'm using for lumber. It's pallets that our material comes on at work. These go to a dumpster when they are empty, free if we want em. This is how far I've gotten today. it'll be about 6'x6', plan on only 8 to 10 birds is that big enough? plan using the sand method, so I'll be lining the floor with some left over floor vinyl. Hope to have the roof on tomorrow before it rains.