I currently have a 10X10 foot dog kennel with a small coop in it (i believe the kennel is 6ft high?). I'm planning to convert the entire kennel into a coop. Suggestions? Pictures? Experience? I live in VA, hot summers (90s now...eeek!) and coldish winters (rarely teens but often 30s). I currently only have 2 buff orpington pullets, but am getting 2 blue orpington chicks shortly. The breeder with the blue orpington chicks is also selling his entire flock of blue/black/splash (11 hens 3 roos) for a steal. How many chickens would this coop allow for? I can build a permanent run off this kennel/coop with supplies i currently have (t posts/u posts/galvanized wire/netting). What i'd like to incorportate is a recent craigslist purchase of a 5X12 foot dog kennel (i believe this is only 4 ft high) to be used as a detachable chicken tractor. i don't think it will be too heavy to move, and if so i can use only one of the 6 ft panels to lighten the structure. any thoughts on how to add wheels? what size/type of wheels? i have a plastic kids playhouse i am going to try to put on a platform attached to the bottom of the tractor (not really elevated, the playhouse is almost the hight of the panels) so provide safety/cover when the fox come. the top and bottom will be wired and i plan on using some type of material to board the back end/sides so the fox can't pull the chickens through when they startle them. maybe don't include the playhouse and just rely on the boarded end? any thoughts on how to best attach this to the kennel/coop area? i'd LOVE to get this breeders entire flock and figure i'll have enough room in a 10X10 kennel converted to a coop. i'd probably have to rotate the flock daily to determine who goes in the permanent run and who goes in the chicken tractor as the chicken tractor will allow enough space for that many birds. Please provide comments concerns prior experience and suggestions! 1. convert kennel to coop 2. convert smaller kennel to chicken tractor 3. have chicken tractor detachable from main coop. Space isn't really an issue and i can build in any direction. Also, any comments on electric chicken netting? i know the fox routinely try to get my birds during the day and don't want them terrorized in the chicken tractor. is there a way i can install a solar powered electric source to move with the tractor and set up netting around its perimeter? Thanks in advance!