DH bought me a prefab kids playhouse from a "truckload sale" back in November. I used recycled 1/4" hardware cloth to cover the open windows and to close in our ventilation area... DH did a screen job this summer so we recycled the old screen he brought home and used a section to close in the front porch (to keep the chickens in should one get past me when I go into the coop). We were originally going to build a wood and wire run but decided to go with a cattle panel "hoop house" run. I spent countless hours attaching 1" chicken wire to the individual panels with a pair of crimpers and J-clips. When I had 2 individual panels wired, I used electric fencing wire to sew them together. DH used the SawzAll on the 4' ends of the panels, to make "stakes" to pound into the ground. Almost finished.... Added 15' x 20' tarp to keep coop dry and give them a nice shaded area in the run... I also have a small area where I can keep the feed cans, their first aid kit, etc... We spent the entire 3 day weekend (DH works 6 days a week) finishing up all the BIG little things (getting coop ready for them, adding hardware cloth to bottom 3' of run, laying chicken wire around the perimeter, etc). The flock turned 4 months old on Monday and got the best present, EVER....more room! Links to the entire chaos... The Hen Den The Main Yard Almost Done We're Done!!!