Poor guy! He's amazing for putting up with me. He's using some fancy dancy computer software (Sketch Up?) to sketch the coop and run to scale. It's so cool! Of course every time I see a section done and can finally visualize it (this thing is in 3-D - super cool!) I want something changed so he has to go back and adjust all his measurements, etc. He's on the fourth version. He's asked me to please try to make this the last one. LOL! I had to write down everything I wanted so I wouldn't look over his shoulder anymore and say, oh wait! Can I have this that or the other thing? (After he had the whole thing sketched). But I so love it! Now we're taking bets on how much the thing will cost us to build. The cool thing with Sketch Up is that he is putting in every 2x4, every piece of plywood, etc. so he'll actually have an accurate materials list when he's done. Apparently he knows how much the building materials cost because he thinks it's a bit excessive. They're chickens, honey, he says. They won't know the difference and they'll be just as happy with something simple. You'll be a great mother hen either way. He's sweet, I know. But I won't be happy! And let's face it, no one is happy if momma ain't happy. Am I right? Ok, yeah, sure. I could do away with the little porch and the loft. I suppose they aren't necessities. But I don't want to! (insert pouting face here). This is going to be a [email protected]$$ chicken coop! Once completed, I'll post plans for anyone who is interested in taking a peek. Oh, and by the way- I say $1,500. He says well over $2,000. I think he's just trying to scare me.