I want to start off say, what a great site this is! I have learned so much! I am by far not a skilled craftsman. I have only build 3 decks in my life, two for my house and one for my moms. I have very little clue as to what I am doing. lol I have started building, what I think of as a "monster size" coop and run. Its finished dimensions will be 320 sq ft (8' x 40') coop and a 640 sq ft (16' x 30') run. The coop will be divided into 4 equal areas, 1 for each of the 3 breeds of chickens I have, and the 4th area will be for feed storage and incubating. The run will be divided into 3 equal areas, 1 for each breed. (a little back round) I currently have a small over crowded coop and run, housing 26 hens, no roo's. I have gotten an average of 2 dozen eggs a day out of my hens. There is a large demand in my local area for farm fresh, cage free, brown country eggs. I can sell 17 dozen eggs on a local street corner in an hour not to mention selling any at the local flea market. So as a hobby I am increasing my flock and coop/run, in hopes to meet part of the demand for my eggs. Sorry Back to the coop design...... I am running electricity and water to the coop from my houses breaker box and water supply. I started by digging the 100ft ditch 18+ in, well below the local frost line, using a ditch witch/digger. I "T'd" off on my water line and ran the pvc to where the coop is going. I installed a breaker in my breaker box and and ran 10-2 out door wire also in the ditch to the coop. I then installed a water hydrant and a water proof outdoor outlet. I then built the outside framing for the floor using 4x4 posts and [email protected] and I used 2x6's as joists. I then laid 4x8 3/4 in "Advantech" ply wood and covered the frame for the floor. I then began the stick framing for the walls using different length 2x4's depending on the height of the walls. The front walls are going to be 8' and the end and rear walls will be 7'. So the vert. studs I got precut. This is where I am at so far today! If anyone has read this far and have interest in seeing more let me know. Please comment on what you think so far, but be kind. I am no craftsman by far. I am just a 32 yr old guys forced to retire to a 15 acre plot of land do to health restrictions. Who likes chickens and selling eggs in town.