So I have been doing a lot of reading & searching online for tips & plans to build a portable chicken coop to house the 6 chickens we will be getting in April. (They will be 4 weeks old when we get them. I have ordered 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes & 2 Speckled Sussexes.) What I have found is that I will need a minimum of 24 square feet for the coop & at least 60 square feet for the run. I would like to have 3 nesting boxes, but how far they should be off of the ground seems to vary depending on who you listen to - one source says 10-20" while another source says 24". I also plan to include a 5' long roost. (Is that big enough?) Other notes of things to include our consider are: Include: Ventilation Shade Dust baths box (2' X 2' X 16") (plastic bin?) Poop boards Lighting Grain feeder (big enough to hold enough feed for the flock for one day) Waterer Feed pans (for supplements) Grit Calcium (1lb oyster shells/ 100lb of feed once chickens start laying) 1 quart of water /day/ 4 chickens 1/4-1/3 lb feed /day/ chicken (organic mix /non GMO commercial pre-mix) My questions are these: Did I miss anything? Is there anything else I should consider that will make my life easier in the long run? (ie: Tips on things to include in coop plans to make cleaning the coop easier) Can anyone point me to a good resource for plans? I have found thousands of plans, but am overwhelmed by the number of choices (& find it difficult to refine my search to only include portable coops that house at least 6 chickens). TIA for your help!