Our chicks hatched in April. He said he'd have the coop done by the end of May. In mid-June, we went to Lowe's and bought 2x4's and concrete foundation blocks... They've been neatly covered with a tarp since then. I've bribed, threatened, pleaded, begged... and he's FINALLY "broken ground" and started digging holes for the foundation blocks! I think it might have been my threat to bring home some nice young guy from work to build it for me... Here's hoping the ball will keep rolling and we'll have a coop by the time it gets cold!