When I was a child I always grew up around chickens and animals. As a boy I thought having to help out "chores" was a punishment. Now as an adult, in my first home I realize the wonderful knowledge i gained as a boy and cannot wait to have my coop finished! I have a week of vacation from work and hope to have it finished this week. I appreciate the inspiration and ideas I've gained from reading the variety of forums where people just like me can connect. The coop is to the point of being redy to assemble outside. There will be a covered run attached to the side of the coop. Here's what I have so far, I'll add more as I finish.