Hi there, new guy starting out and love the BYC website and all the helpful info I find on the message board here. You all are so nice, I'm glad to find this place. Anyways, I'm building a coop tomorrow and we will be purchasing our first chicks sometime in the near future. Doing a lot of reading and hopefully I'll be here often. My plans are to build a 4'x4'x4' Coop, hardi side it and build a 4'x8'run. I live near the woods so most of the time I hope to have the chicks free in the yard a lot of the time. There's the basics.