I'm just about ready to break ground on my coop, and I'm absolutely terrified. As the lone girl in my family, I was never really allowed to help on construction projects. I kinda know the "theory" of it, but man...I really don't know if I'm up to this task. I believe that I at least need to make sure my foundation is level. As I'm basically going to be building the coop on a pressure-treated wood foundation, I think this means that I need to make sure the ground is level. I think that "make sure the ground is level" means adding more dirt to the lower places and tamping it down as best I can. Is it really as simple as this? If so, how do I make sure that two points 10 feet apart are level? Does it matter if I use sand or gravel? Does it have to be dirt? An aside: If I'm using pressure-treated wood as a foundation, should I get some concrete pavers and set them at the corners and make sure the pavers are level? I seem to recall my dad doing something like this when he laid a paver patio, but have no idea how he did it.