I've been looking and looking at coop ideas on BYC, other sites and books. I finally found a building I'd like to build this spring. I'd appreciate any input on it. Pros, cons, additions, anything that will help when I get to the actual building phase to make it the best coop possible for our chickens. The building is actually a 10X10 garden shed that I will add the appropriate features to to make it into a coop. Although, I plan to divide it in half, using one half for the coop and the other half for storage of chicken supplies, garden tools, etc. Here's my plan for it. As for placement in the yard, the door will face east and the windows will face south. I liked the idea of the windows because it will provide a lot of natural lighting, plus solar heating in the winter. There is a large walnut tree to the south of the spot in the yard where I plan to build it that will provide shade in the summer. To the left of the door I plan to put three nesting boxes that will be accessible from the outside. The pop door will be on the south-facing wall. I'd also like to add another window on the north side. As you enter the large door, I plan to have the north half as the storage area. Then I was thinking of dividing it in half with about a 4-ft high solid wall and use some type of wire from the top of the 4-ft. wall up to the ceiling. A full size wire door would allow access to the south half of the building that would be the coop side. I'd place a couple roosting poles on the west side of the coop area. I'll have a fenced run on the south side but haven't decided how big it will be yet. A couple questions I already have are, what type of windows would work best for being able to open them for ventilation? Does anyone have some photos of some they made that would work well with this design? The photo shows a vent on the east peak and I'd put one on the west side too. I plan to have between 6 and 12 chickens. Do you think the two vents, along with the windows up top, would be adequate ventilation? Any input would be greatly appreciated since I'm just beginning. Thanks.