About a month ago, I first came across this wonderful website as we were about to build a new chicken coop. I got lots of ideas here, some of which we adapted for our special circumstance. I took pictures through most of the construction phase and now have them posted online in a Picassa album I am pleased that we used a lot of recycled materials. I think all we bought new was a half dozen 4x4's, 2x6's, OSB, a dozen 1" PVC pipe, a roll of "netting" and a roll of roofing. From the forum, we leaned about making a raised coop, which we had never done before, and pull out poop trays. I am proud of my idea to use old shower doors for that function. I read about people using linoleum to make the floor easier to clean, but I thought it might be too easily scraped, so since we had some ceramic tile left from a bathroom project, our coop has a ceramic tile floor. Can anyone else make claim to that? Being in suburbia, we don't have a real predator problem. We have had a problem with rats, but after reading many items on the forum, we decided that it was not worth even attempting to rat proof the chicken yard. My subject location, location, location, refers to our waterfront property. So besides the ceramic floor, our chickens have a water view Now I have to do some research in this forum to see if we can improve our feed station and watering system. Thanks so much to all of you for being out there.