My hubby and I have been discussing starting our flock for quite a while now and just the other day, he finally (FINALLY) said he was ready to build me a coop!!!! I am beyond excited! I've spent so much time waiting on him and researching what ladies I want to fill my coop with that, now that he's on board, I don't know what to do! He told me to draw up a coop design for him and I'm working on that, but, I don't know exactly what I want. I know we want it at least 2" off the ground, single slant roof, external nesting boxes, but, other than that, I'm not sure. What features on your coop could you not live without? Any advice on inexpensive materials? I know he's got some 4x8's and 4x6's set aside for the coop and a bunch of 2x4's, etc. We don't have much cash to throw at this thing, so, I want to make every penny count and get what we can for free. Any tips? Designs? Thanks in advance. I can't wait to get this coop going!