Hello Everyone, I finally got off my butt and started on my little girls new Chicken Coop. Last season we bought a flimsy chicken tractor off of CL and a stray dog got in and killed my daughters small flock. After seeing her devastated (she's 6 and loves chickens) I vowed that it WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. So I'm not at all going cheap on this coop / run. I will post up some pics tomorrow. But basically its 5 foot wide, 4 foot high, and 12 foot long. The back 4 feet of the run is going to be a fully enclosed HOUSE/COOP. Complete with a pitched roof. I'm still debating whether I should put a floor in it or just leave it open to the ground, suggestions? The house will have a door to secure the flock at night. I may even put an automatic door opener on it. She will also have a rooster wind vane on the top! LOL Like I said cheap is not my aim,but rather security. I have 150 invested so far. I didn't have any scrap material laying around so all this was bought from lowes. I'm using untreated lumber, and I will paint the entire thing when I'm finished. When I started this It was supposed to be a portable chicken tractor, but its quickly becoming not so portable, haha. But I am going to put some wheels on the back, so I can move it with the ATV. Oh and how many chickens can I put in this thing? And I need 1 nesting box for every 2 hens, right?