I'm still in the research stages, but I'm trying to get an idea of the size (and maybe some plans) needed for a coop and run made for 2-3 chickens. They will be allowed free range of the yard for much of the day, but this may not be possible every single day (and certainly not in the winter) as I live in Canada. Any suggestions? Is it hard to build a small coop? I'm not super handy but I can do anything I set my mind to - I would just rather not pull my hair out in the process. What would be the average cost for a small coop, assuming I have little access to free or cheap materials? I was looking into buying one but $500 is a bit steep for a small coop when I'm sure it would cost half or less to build it myself. Can the run be built simply using chicken wire and burying it for extra security?