Good morning...My name is Larry I live in VA with my lovely wife and 2 daughters. I have recently developed interest in raising my own chickens as pets/egg layers. I plan to build my own coop, I am challenging myself to build it with as much "recycled" material as possible. My goal is to spend little to nothing to build it but still have a very durable, functional unit. Anyone that knows me knows that i am normally a go out and buy it type person....so yes...this is a task for me. I have done a bit of reading and have somewhat narrowed down which chicks I am interested in but research continues in that area. Any help in this area is much appreciated. Have a good day everyone.