What do I want now? I finally got DH talked into building me a coop. I am thinking I want it big enough for 12 birds, and I would love it to be walk in. He is asking me for plans.... but I when I clicked on the plans page and started comparing them, his eyes glazed over, and he just wants me to tell him my final choice... so... you guys can brainstorm with me, right? we have a lot of raccoons in our area- so really predator proof is number one I think a one day project would make him the happiest, nothing that will take too many days to do, his to do list around the house before he deploys again is pretty long waterproof-it rains all the time here easy to clean and nice and spacey. I have pet birds, I am happy if I get some eggs, but if I don't no biggy. Right now I have 4 ducks, but I want to get 4 chickens too- yes, they will live together I want a fenced in yard attached with standing height and covered so if we needed to go away for the weekend, they would have enough space ( normally they get free range during the day while we are home) and my hubby wants it to look nice since we are urban and he has a stigma about me having chickens to begin with if I had to buy him a power tool or two to do the job, I think it would further motivate him The only reason I even got him here is I found one on craigslist that someone is making and selling for $400 and I saved up to buy that, now he says I can hire him to do the job. He really has no interest in the birds and does not really want to brainstorm this- but he will make me what I ask for this time anyway, I am babbling(poor DH, I can see why he is sick of hearing about it)- any suggestions? I am thinking this one- https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=3548 any guesses on how much that would cost in materials and time?