My fiance and I adapted our chicken tractor/coop idea from one we found in a book and made a pretty decent job of it, I thought, despite not having any background at all in carpentry or construction. (He's an art director, I'm a nanny) About two weeks after we finished it up, we found an amazing 5 acre place on Whidbey Island and found ourselves needing to sell it, as the new house comes with a nice big coop and run, and we wouldn't have room on the truck for it. We moved it from the fenced back yard to the open front yard so that it would be easy for the new owners to pick it up. Ever since then, we've had a steady stream of people stopping and gawking at my girls. It's been SO much fun to watch people enjoying a little unexpected bit of country-living right in the city. One guy stopped by while I was at work and was so delighted with the coop and run that he came to the door to talk to my fiance about it. He used to work for Mother Earth News and said our coop was one of the nicest he'd ever seen. When I heard about it, I was so excited, I was jumping up and down. It felt SO good to have someone give us such an enthusiastic thumbs up since we were total amateurs. This may sound like the most atrocious horn-tooting, but I'm hoping the rest of you who've put in lonnnnng hours building your own coops and delight in the reaction it garners from others, will understand that I'm just sharing because it was such a cool, unexpected moment. Here's a picture of the coop in the backyard: And a picture of the coop and run at the new house: How many hens do you think can be kept in the new place? I think they have about 16 now. I'm hoping to be able to have more than that there. Opinions? Thanks!