Hi all! I am in the process of sketching out ideas for our very first coop. We plan to start building at the end of this winter (for spring chicks). I have been reading and reading and reading all of these threads about tips and such. I am overwhelmed with information. We live in Wisconsin, right on the border of Minnesota and are part of the Twin Cities. As such, we have hot, muggy summers and bitter cold, snowy winters. Yay for us! I would like to build a coop that we can walk in (as you can see from my very rough drawings - I am leaning towards the look of the one on the far right, or also the one on the left page on top). However, I keep reading about the benefits of having the coop elevated also. Even if it's just a little bit. Anyone have ideas on how we can have both a walk-in coop but also elevated? What would we place the coop on to do this? Foundation ideas?