Started our grow-out pen tonight which will become the layer coop later once some of the spare chicks are sold & the meaties are processed. Coop will be 8X4 with attached run of 8X15. The wall with the "people" door is 5 ft tall & will slant up to the pop door side at 6 ft high. We would have done it the other way around except for the fact that we are recycling parts of an old storage shed that used to sit there & the 5 ft wall was already mostly intact & just needed a few boards nailed back on after taking the huge full length window out that will now be the door. That wall & the corner supports are up & wood has been measured for cutting in the morning. Most of what is taking the longest is clearing all the brush & branches out of the way & finding usable pieces of scrap wood the right lengths. We have a TON of old windows sitting around so plan on putting a small crank-open window in each end & covering the inside with wire so they can be opened for ventilation in the summer. Once this coop & run are complete, 1 side will double as the 1st wall of the next pen & the other side will be 1 edge of the garden fence to keep deer & rabbits out. Beside the coop will go a duck pen with shelter box inside a 6x15 run. If we have room, another pen identical to that 1 will go next & share the duck pen wall for another set of ducks. If I do it right, I may have room for 3 duck pens before running into the big tree, but I can always put the next pen AROUND the tree & put the runners in it since they don't fly & don't ned a top on their pen as long as they get locked down at night. We have several months worth of pen building to do ahead of us.