So, I'm working on my coop design plans so we can get to work while my husband is off for spring break next week. My first plans I drew up looked like they would be pretty costly to make, this is about half my first estimate. I'm thinking of making the coop a two story 4x4 chicken condo. It will be elevated off the ground about 1.5 feet, the first story (with a ramp leading in from the run) will have the three nests, then inside there will be a ramp up to the "roosting loft", where the girls will have two 48" roosting sticks. There will be an egg collecting hatch on the wall with the nests, and a clean out door on the side that is inside the run, and a big window on the south side. All in all, it will be about 6.5 feet tall. Does this sound acceptable to chickens? How steep a ramp can they handle? Can the nest boxes be right on the floor of the first level, or do they need to be elevated? Thanks for helping this newbie out!