Okay so... I'm new and totally into chickens. I've been reading the BYC site for a couple months now learning about chickens. I just joined the site and have learned tons more on the forums!! Literally.. I've spent the past 2 weeks just reading forums, not joking! I'm ready to get started on my coop. But I don't know where to start. I've been drawing and sketching and looking at coop pictures on the site. Some of you have gorgeous coops. I've got the spot picked out. I've got the design more or less in my head. But I don't have things lying around my house like scrap lumber, special tools, things like that. I'm going to have to buy/borrow tools and probably ask for help because I don't know much about building structures. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to salvage a good bit of the lumber from neighbors and construction sites and craigslist. Some things I'll be buying new to make sure they're clean, safe, and not damaged, etc. but.. then what!? Edit: Do you put perches in the run? How high up do you place perches? Run: Would 6ft high, 5ft wide, 10ft long be adequate for 6 chickens? Coop: 6ft high (off the ground by 1 to 2 ft) 5ft wide, 5ft long be adequate? I'll have to scan some of my drawings and show you guys so maybe you can help me.