So, we had some storms and tornados come through this part of wisconsin last night and it just so happens that a coop that i have had my eyes on on craigslist got blown off the trailer that it was sitting on for sale in town. I called the guy tonight about his craigslist ad, not knowing the coop was damaged in the storms. I drove up, took a look at the damage, it looks like a pile of clunk right now, but all the walls are still in very much good shape, just needs to be studded back together, the windows didn't break and the door surely is in good shape. The only wall that took the brunt of the damage was the back wall, in which the guy has extra rough sawn (amish) pine lumber he is gonna give me. And shingles to replace the ones on the roof! Needless to say the 800.00 coop I have had my eyes on these past few months while I was still trying to convince hubby to let me get chickens and try this adventure, was now reduced to 150.00 for a pile of walls and a floor. Hubby will not be helping me with any sort of construction he says, so the repair process is up to me, and surely, I can get that thing back together if some of you ladies on here can whip up a whole coop from scratch! Wish me luck, we pick up the pile of rubble on Wednesday! http://lacrosse.craigslist.org/for/2380909964.html (that's the back side) Here's what my coop will look like once it is fixed, the pop out doors are all still intact too! (and the trellis arbor that was lighter and sitting right next to this coop was unscaved in the tornado damage yesterday. Crazy how mother nature works!