Just joined looking for new coop ideas. Last year on Easter I got my girlfriend (now fiancée) 6 chicks (3 RIR, 3 Cornish Rocks), was a little skeptical at first but learned to like them. They started laying in October and up until this past weekend, all the cold and rain we were getting 4-6 eggs every day. So I know we are at least keeping them happy. Read this site a couple hours a day for a few weeks trying to learn everything. Well we currently have a small coop for our 6 and am going to be sending it to my Uncles house in two weeks which is when the local feed store will be getting some chicks. I plan on picking up 12-20, so I have ~2 weeks to get something built between work and the rain. We live on 10 acres, have seen foxes, coons, armadillos, possums, deer, hogs, hawks, and some crazy looking cross breeds (not sure). Love it out here wouldn't trade it for anything. Don't have a huge budget but we have a 24'Lx8'Wx8'H kennel we currently use for a run so I plan to build the new coop on one side of the kennel and just attach it to the new coop. Looking forward to reading some more, and maybe even provide some help sometime in the future.