I'm new here and enjoying reading lots of the back/current messages. I'm in the middle of a *project* to expand my chicken space. We've had our chickens in a 4x12 enclosed coop with a deep litter system for the last few years. We haven't been able to let them out as our dogs have a huge prey drive. So, I'm building a *ahem* little chicken house which will allow us to free range the out in the pasture without dog access. Have any of you ever found that your projects evolve? This thing has taken on a life of its own! What was to be a fenced yard has become a full fledged chicken house with covered run. Its currently 8x40 and half is floored. Yikes!! It continues to evolve as I'm building it and I seem to have a big imagination. LOL. I'll post some pics when things get cleaned up a bit! Love my chickens!