Hi, I'm Susan and I'm new today. I don't have a flock yet, but I'm planning on one! Looking forward to fresh eggs which I eat a lot of already and the sounds of soft clucking in residential yard in SE NC. I have absolutely zero carpentry skills, yet I'm going to convert 1/2 the shed into a coop and build a run. I can fix dryers and dishwashers and computers but carpentry has never been a super power, or any power at all really, but it's only a chicken coop, how bad can it go??? Figure I'll pick up a carpentry 101 book and back into the process. I'm planning on some repurposedd items like an old vanity for the coop on the bottom to store stuff and support the nesting/roosting area. We also have free range options when I'm home to supervise everyone. If anyone one wants to give me a basic EASY recipe for the run I'm all ears. What I thought was wire mesh and making the frames the same size as the mesh and multiples so I can just connect them together without cutting wire mesh. (so I might end up with 3X3ft sections as mesh is 3' wide) As you can see, I have plenty of room to come off the 10' side of the shed. I am building for 6 chickens tho I only really need 3 for personal consumption. I'm also kinda of excited to put solar power in the shed, (now we are in my geek playground!) for heat/light/fan. It doesn't get all that cold here in NC but does on drop to teens a few days a year. I also have a cat and and a Belgian Malinois (herding dog). I figure if I can get them to sleep together I can add chickens to the mix without any problems. Looking forward to being part of the club. If you want advice on chickens I'm a bit short today but if it's computers, let me know.