https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=332047&p=1 here is the link to my first thread with the beginning progress of our coop. Shortly after that one sat everything just about stopped, the weather would not cooperate and it was always raining, or we had somewhere to go on the weekend and could not get to it. Last week we were able to get more done and i am hoping that this weekend it will get FINISHED!!!!!!!!! As much as i love my girls, and i will be a worried mess when they are outside , vulnerable, and i am not there to know what is going on every minute of every day, they need to go out cause they are driving me insane with the dust,lol. our coop is off the ground about two feet. The first pic is the windows, we still are making windows for it, to shut in bad weather. The chicken wire is on the inside being held in with 1 inch deep staples. This is just a pic of the inside, right as you go in the door are the roosts. This is the door with the chicken door in it. It is small because we decided to use a dog pen as the run for the time being with the hopes of making a better , and bigger run next year. This is the chicken door, it has two spring , latch hooks in it, but i am going to get a slide lock, like i have up higher, to keep the door closed better cause it pops out a little. Slide lock up top to lock the door at night, i will get one like this for the bottom of the chicken door. These are pics of the chicken wire used for the vents. This is put in with one inch staples , then we put a board over it and it is screwed in, the chicken wire also runs on top of the roof a few inches and is stapled into the beams, with one inch staples, then covered over with roofing paper and then something called 90, like big shingles, then it is mucked at the seems and nail holes. Nest boxes are going here, under the window The inside where the roosts are , i did put some primer sealer on the floor to protect it some, and i put it on the roosts too. here is a pic of the board over the chicken wire. This is a hook that i will put the latch on to hold the door open during the day for my girls stuff that still needs to be done is the nest boxes, the windows, the ramp to go in and out and the run. For the run we are using a chain link dog run that is 10 x 10, we will run hardware cloth two feet up from the ground and up, then two feet under ground, i will have it come out and away from the run two feet, and it will go a few inches under the ground and will be covered with the dirt. The hardware cloth will run around the pen itself and also around the coop, so that the girls can go underneath the coop for shade if they need to or to get out of the rain. As for the top my husband wants to run chicken wire across the top. Any suggestions as to something i am not doing, or i should do?