We have an old barn and we are re-purposing it for our lives now, not the farmer's life 100 years ago. I'm very excited about the things we will be doing in there. We also have an old chicken house. DH and I were talking about my desire to have chickens and about fixing up the old chicken house. He tells me it will be easier to build new rather than fix the old. He is giving me 1/4 of the barn for my interests. This room will be my "cat room", potting shed, garden shed and chicken coop. What I am looking to do is build a screened room in this room that has a ramp to the outside. There will be a people size screen door for me to walk into the coop. The floor is concrete and two of the walls will be wood. The chickens will be in the same room as the cats, but will have separate entrances. I am going to get larger breed chickens so the cats won't mess with them. My dog is very well behaved and I can train him to leave the chickens alone. Anyways, I guess long story short, do you have any advice for me about putting my chicken coop INSIDE another building? Is there any special circumstances I need to think about? Here is our big old barn Here is the room that I hope will house my coop. It will be in the back right of this room.