Well, I've been browsing around and decided this is the place to learn more about tending chickens in my retirement age (under 50 lol). We've had chickens before but I want to build a coop and run that will last a looong time. Surely I'll find something for us here. We live in Yucca Valley which is up to 105F in the summer and down to 15F in the winter. I have an 'L' shape area around the garage I want to use for approximately 6-8 hens. The short and long parts of the L are both 20'x5' with one part facing south and one facing east. The L is surrounded by regular 5' chainling fencing right now. I plan to use the end of the East side to build the coop and allow the hens to roam 'around' the garage. This way they can always have shade or sun when they wish while roaming. If you have any suggestions, they are surely welcomed, as I will plan until I feel comfortable to start buying and building away... Thanks in advance and 'talk' to ya'll laters!!