I got to come up with something for my silkies and bantam cochins (if they hatch) and might just have to do something like this. For housing, I think Im going to pick up a couple of these from work and put down vinyl flooring in it to protect the floor. They are currently on clearance (and anyone near Marion, IN better not come in and take the ones Im going to buy! LOL). http://www.lowes.com/pd_327020-8578...L=?Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&facetInfo= And if we sell out of those before I get a chance to buy them (trying to get a manager to go cheaper on them, what can I say, Im cheap!), Ill consider these for the same price, but smaller. http://www.lowes.com/pd_42252-60636...L=?Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&facetInfo= I think both could be converted to a small bantam coop. Probably had lay boxes to the exterior and the roof is hinged/removable for cleaning.