I've built three coops in the past eight years of owning chickens, each one a little better than the last, and I've always loved getting help from the knowledgeable folks here! My latest coop is two years old, and it has a few problems (not tall enough to accommodate my 5'11" frame, a bit drafty, built over a hidden mudhole that gets real nasty during the monsoon season.) I'll be building a much bigger barn-like coop in the spring (April, when I'm on Spring Break) but I need ideas and tips. A few criteria before y'all start chipping in: 1) the area where I'm building is about 20 feet wide by 25 wide, so nothing too huge. 2) I'll also be buying some goats in the spring for milk and meat- I'd like a space that could accommodate both the goats and the birds. 3) Coyote proof! Big one- those things find every minute weakness and exploit it! 4) Not too fancy, though... I'm a student who doesn't have much in the way of funds, I got laid off a few months ago, and though I'll hopefully have a new job by then, it never hurts to be frugal. Get your creative juices flowing! I'm going to draw up a few plans, and submit them to my co-builder/father in the next few weeks so we have a concrete plan when the time comes. We have access to a lot of wood shipping pallets, branches and "raw" wood, and a large labor force of my eight brothers. Weather here in the Empirita Mountains in Arizona ranges from 15 degrees in the winter to 105 in the summer, so ventilation without drafts is key! Thanks for everyone's help! Let's have some fun!