Well, I was informed that I get to build a chicken coop this coming weekend and have been scouring the net looking for plans. I stumbled onto this site and am looking forward into diggin through the forum. I have built a lot of different things...electronic and automation R&D to be exact. Building a coop......IDK where to begin and I feel ill prepared. I'm not one that likes to just throw something together because I take great pride in my work. Granted it may take a lil longer than bubble gum and duct tape, but the finished product ALWAYS looks store bought. I have two days and am about to dive in. Granted, I may throw the brakes on to pour a footer first...seems that's the best design to start with. Short bio on me... If it has electricity flowing into it...electronic parts, i.e.-PLC's, PIC's, TTL, Windows, Linux, SQL, reverse engineering or manipulating an already produced product...I can do it. I'm an Automation Control's Engineer and take pride in my work. If I can design it to run with two button's....I'd try it and think everything through. I love programming, gardening, hiking, hunting, fishing...farming.