I'm about to get my first batch of meat birds in 2 weeks (Dark Cornish roosters, Delawares and White Rocks straight run), chicks from Welp Hatchery. Before they get here, I'm going to have this project completed. Basically, I'm building a mobile coop that is large enough to house several ages of chicks (separated within the pen to avoid bullying), but easy enough for my chicken-sitter to move it daily when I am out of town. Here is the framework with wheels attached (the wheel axles are an 8' long 5/8" grounding rod, cut in half): It's a 12'L x 4'W x 2.25'H shell (48 total sf), made with 2x4s and 2x3s. I'm trying to do this with as much recycled material as possible, trying to keep the cost low while still making it as efficient and effective as possible. The bottom is 12' long, and the top is only 10' long - again, trying to cut down on the weight and also give the chicks a taste of the sun once in a while. I have this divided into 3 sections, 9sf for the youngest chicks (2-8wks), 15sf for the mid-size (8-14wks), and 24sf for the oldest (14-20wks or so). You can kind of see the divisions, the large section is on the right, the smaller sections are on the left. I'm building the roof out of old street signs I got from my neighbor - they were removed years ago but they're plastic so it should do the trick! I placed plastic signs as the ceiling, then added roll-out insulation before adding the roof. I live in FL so I don't want them to suffer from the heat. I will also keep the coop under shade trees in the summer to make it even cooler. Can't be too careful with the heat and humidity in this state ("it's not the heat... it's the humidity!"). Then I added a door and insulated that as well. The door is TERRIBLY heavy, so I'll add a pneumatic lift assist (like on SUV hatches) that hopefully will make it an easier task. The next task will be to add a PVC watering system with horizontal watering nipples - the plan is to make 1 watering system that will get to all 3 areas. Same with the food - you can see the hog pan I have in the center of the 3 sections. Once the watering system is complete, I will add the chicken wire to the inside to divide the 3 sections, then around the entire outside. I'll be out of town for a few days, then I'll complete the rest in another week or so. What do you all think? Any suggestions are welcome.