hi - i live in gelert, ontario (don't bother - you won't find it on most maps), just south of algonquin park. i have a border collie, dandy (short for "dandelion") who is an absolute jewel but, alas, smarter than i am. i therefore had to get him a job and that job will be Official Chicken-Keeper. there's a ramshackle old shed in front of my house. one part tacked onto the side was clearly originally a chicken coop so i'm returning it to its original function. i'm not going to bother with an outdoor run, though - that's the dog's job, to keep them all contained and away from the river and the road. also going organic free-range because i'm a) too poor and in any case, b) too d--d cheap to buy all that chemical dreck i was advised to stuff down the bird's gullet so they'd pump out eggs like a machinegun on full-autofire. the coop's interior will be built using the wood remains of the old roof to the house that was replaced a few months ago so right now i'm spending my days cleaning the shingles off the boards and sorting the wood into "compost", "building", and "burning" piles. anybody got any ideas for the shingle bits and pieces? costs a fortune to have them carted off and the smell is unbearable if they're burned.