Hello everyone! I am so glad that I stumbled onto this forum! I am loving reading all the information and looking at coop designs! I currently do not own chickens but we are planning to get some next year after I spend the winter designing a coop! I do own 2 parakeets and 2 cockatiels though to help feed my love of birds! I am going to be designing a 4x8 coop with an additional 4x8 run. I plan to get approximately 5 chickens. I live in a suburb about 15 minutes south of Cleveland so I have to design with neighbors in mind and I can own ZERO roosters... Over the last 13 years that I have lived in my house we have developed a SEVERE deer problem. So my run will have a second "run" attached to it to encase my square foot garden! I do have a question for everyone. I see so many wonderful designs for coops... I think I want one I can walk in but then I see some really cute elevated ones that people have and they cannot walk in. Is there any reason I would NOT want to be able to walk in mine? Also, I know that I will want to have an automatic pop door... I home school and I am afraid we will start school and I will forget to let the chickens out. BUT, I can't seem to find any under $100... is there such a thing as an automatic door for less than $100??? I keep looking at chicks... I have so much work I can do before I can get them... It is going to be a LONG winter!