What am I thinking! I'm sure it will be a paint battle - but time is running out and I'm desperate. We have to move forward with painting - even in this humidity. So yes, I'll let my 8 & 10 yr old DD & DS take over the job I prefer to do b/c I need to do the run wiring this morning. We have a new hatch about to happen with 4 chicks hopefully going to the brooder and our 5 WL will be 4 weeks old this Saturday so they are needing to move into the coop. We're about 95% finished with the coop (just painting and a few decorative things left to do) and 50% finished with the run. Here's our progress so far - it won't win any prizes for straight or pretty, but it will function: And my luxury item - it will be solar powered shortly I used metal drawer slides off an old drawer and 3/4" plywood I found lying around our house. DH installed it yesterday and it works great.