Ok, my 2 "home" chickens that actually live with me in my backyard need a new house, right now they've got a dog playpen with a tarp over it for the day and an old rundown rabbit hutch at night. I've also got to make room for some silkies I'm getting, so ideally I'd like to have a coop with 2 parts to it because my old girls don't allow new friends in... The problem is that my dad claims he's going to redo the backyard and there won't be any room for my chickens. It'll never happen because he's incapable of finishing anything, but because of this I've only got about 12 sq ft or so to work with, a 3x4ft area, and I've got a horse who eats all my money, so buying one of those $300+ coops won't work. hat can I use to make a safe, but cheap coop that they can live in without worrying about it falling down? I was thinking maybe a 2 story thing, so I can have the old girls on the bottom and the silkies can live on top, and then switch them around or something... any ideas would be great!