So my in-laws are being seriously rediculous right now an making up all these house rules... one being no eating after 9pm (I have to eat constently! Im only 95lbs for heavens sake!) and another, of what seemed like probably 100 rules, was the heat is not allowed to be turned up past 68*F in the winter... our room is over a garage so our room is either colder or hotter then the rest of the house.. well in the winter with the thermostat turned to 68*... its 52* in our room and we have my 1 year old daughter who sleeps with us (since a gun room is more important that her having her own room) Mine as well just sleep outside in the snow!!! well ANOTHER rule was I have to get rid of all of my chickens except my Jersey Giants (because they lay eggs).. so I have to get rid of all of my Serama an the rest of my Bantams... well thats fine! Talked to my father tonight in tears and he tells me I can take my Serama there an he'll build me my dream coop! so HA! I win anyways Oh an they arent using my Jersey Giant eggs for themselves either! My birds, My eggs! So here are the coop plans.. Something simple! the run is 12ft long by 12ft wide and 6 foot high that will be sectioned off in 3ft wide runs, the coop area 4ft long by 4ft high and 3ft wide There will be 2ft run space below the coop where shade and food an water will be kept. An access door will be placed under the coop so I can change the food an water an in case I need to grab something from the coop I can just crawl through the access door. There will be an access door on the back of the coop so I can just reach in an grab the eggs when they start to lay. in the run there will be natural limbs off of a tree for roosts as well as a step roost in the coop. Now I know this isnt very big but this was planned out for only pairs and maybe 1 or 2 trios.. so there isnt many birds going in it. I also made it to scale using the CM part of the ruler.. so 12cm on paper is 12ft on ground On the picture below, the 1st scetch is the side veiw of what it will look like when standing beside it and the scetch below it is an aerial view!! btw please forgive me if I put this in the wrong place.. I random rambled and put a coop design in the same post..