Hello my fellow posters. I am feeling extremely overwhelmed. I have 4 chicks (6 weeks old) and we are moving August 1st to our new place. Right now, they are in a halfway house at my boss's since my landlord now won't let me keep them here. Anyway, I am feeling so overwhelmed with building a coop. I will have to borrow tools (drill and some sort of saw) and my bf doesn't have any real construction experience. He said just provide him with the plans, and he'll build it. So I went to the resource place here for recycled construction materials - as if that would calm me - WRONG. They have TONS of EVERYTHING, windows, doors, hinges, lumber, cabinets, gutters, JUST EVERYTHING you could possible need. I'm thinking a 4 x 4 coop, ~2 feet above ground, and roughly a 12 x 4 foot run including under coop. But who knows? DO I build it tall enough to walk in? Do I worry about vinyl flooring? do i build a slanted roof so water/snow doesn't accumulate? Do I buy sand for the run? ARGHHH! So I'm just at a loss. I don't know what to do. THe guy at resource said I could bring in some plans and he'd help me out, and I do have SOMEWHAT of an idea, but two things (1) i'm on a TIGHT college budget. (2) I don't know how long we'll be living at the place we're moving two. At least a year, but probably not more than 2... So I feel like if I put a ton of effort into making a decent coop, will it all go to waste if we won't be able to take it with us when we move? I'm still juggling the little tykes playhouse because that won't create some much construction and building. And of course, like many others, ours has to look nice sine we are RIGHT next to our neighbors. I don't know, just so many ideas and concerns - Just wondering how you all overcame this hurdle of how to get started.