OK, I have looked at a million coop pages, and created my own design by gleening ideas from here and there. So I have a week off work, and decide that now is the time. So stimulus check in hand, I treck over to Home Depot with my Dad and my son, geared up and ready to build.. Supplies bought, plans in hand, let the fun begin!! WRONG!! This 2x4 got cut too short.. this 2x2 is not going to work where we need it to.. these measurements didn't allow for the width of the 2x4 posts.. we bought way too much paneling- now where did we put that receipt?.. these 2" screws are not long enough.. go back to HD and buy 3 " screws.. these 3" screws are not sinking right when we put the paneling on.. go back to HD and get 2" nails.. no, we don't need brackets for the supports.. wait.. yes we do, head back over to Home Depot... by now, the people at HD have taken to asking me, "How's the chicken coop coming?" And I am starting to think I could just make the cube brooder I built bigger and put it outside with a board on top to keep the rain out!! The two "men" helping me are stressing me out even more.. Dad has to make everything more complicated , and my DS is whining that it's too hot, the grass is itchy, the coop does not look right.. So after a week, I have the frame built, 2 wall panels on.. and nothing else is done! And I have to go back to work tomorrow!! Just wanted to put a realistic account of how painful building a coop can be.. I know I can't be the only one having this much trouble!