First off, YES I am very irresponsible and I have just realized now that this is not okay with how I am raising my chicken. I live in a suburban neighborhood and having a hen is legal, just not roosters. Anyway, so in the beginning of September I bought a baby chicken from my local feed store, I didn't think they were hard to take care of. I just have 1. Big mistake I know. I'm pretty sure it's a hen, and I was told it was an ameraucana? chicken. But now that I think about it it could easily be a mix. I'll post pictures if that will help? Anyway, I want to change the life that my chicken is living. She currently lives in a cardboard box with food and chicken feed that I got from the feed store (they told me the chicken would need it for the first 6 months) and sometimes she has crickets and has granite grit available. She goes in my backyard sometimes but now I'm a little wary cause a few days ago a hawk almost attacked her. So my dad was planning on building a coop on tuesday? But I mean what does a coop need to have? What is that little rectangular thing sticking out of the coop? (on some coops) and since i only have ONE... Just so confused! I have researched but it only tells me how to raise like a flock? Not a single chicken. Please tell me what I need to know! I know I am very irresponsible, but I wish to change the living ways of my chicken because it is not fair to her.