Ok, pretty new here, dont have any chickens....Yet. Looks like I'm getting a old doghouse from freecycle (havent seen it yet, still waiting for the lady to get back to me) but I plan on turning it into a small chicken coop. Now heres my question I'm going to make alittle run for it too. I'm doing this on my own and have no clue what to do. Do I use chicken wire? Do you get that at the hardware store? Also how much should I tell them I need, dont want to look stupid when I go in there....it doesnt have to be big. I'm going to have a better coop and run in the spring. I am going to let the chickens free range when they are old enough, I'm home all day. Sorry if I sound like I dont know what I'm talking about.....I've never built anything in my whole life and I'm not good with numbers...lol I dont even know if I'm good with a hammer. But I'm going to find out Maybe by then Dh will start to feel sorry for me and help?