Hello all After going round and round, crunching numbers and trying to find an affordable route I have decided that my coop will be made of a re-purposed 8X10 metal shed that I already have. I live in north florida and it gets hot here during the summer. The location of the coop will be at the edge a group of large shady oak trees, and the run will extend out into the sunshine. The shed will sit 12 inches above the ground on a 2X12 pressure treated frame with 2-12" vents on each of the 4 sides. In addition to ventilation this will give me added head room so that I can walk without bashing my head. The floor will be dirt, with a thick layer of some sort of bedding, this will keep it cooler. I am going to cut openings into each of the 3 solid sides, probably 24"X 48", frame them with wood and fill with hardware cloth. I will fashion some sort of shutter for colder weather. I will remove the existing sliding doors and re-frame with wood and cover with more hardware cloth which will make the front almost completely open. On the inside one side will be free standing nesting boxes and a large roost area on the other.I would like to attach the run to the side of the shed and make a small entrance/exit there. Now, how to get the shed from my house to it's new home 10 miles away, my trailer is only 7' wide;-) I will post pictures if I can make this happen.