I contacted 2 contractors back in November who previously did some job in our basement. I asked them to build me a chicken coop and run.They said they'll call me back in about 10 days cause they're already working somewhere else. Almost 5 months and no call ever came. January 1, I contacted another contractor (friend of my neighbors) and asked him to build me 10x10 chicken coop with 10x30 run. He said he'll get back to me in 2 days and it's been almost 3 months and not a sound. So I searched and searched, made countless calls and e-mails for shed,playhouse and chicken coops. I finally located a local chicken coop builder and I send him a picture of what I wanted and the measurement. I waited 1 1/2 and no sign. So just couple of days ago, he contacted me. Just as I started to make the run . He said he never got my e-mail . But before that, I found this amish shed/coop/playhouse builders and drove 5 hrs that day to go and see and come back with a 2 yr old that hates cars. I gave him deposit on a 6x8 playhouse Victorian style $660 and $100 for assembly and another $100 for delivery because they often make deliveries to a location very close to my house. So this was the deal I've been looking for and thought my luck has changed. He told me that the delivery would be made end of February or the 1st week of March. February month finished, nothing. I called, he said next week. First week of March came along and still no delivery date scheduled. I called, he said "well, I don't know when, maybe next week of week after that because the people they were going to deliver on the way to my house couldn't make up their minds about the delivery date" !!! And he wanted to charge me additional $375.00 for delivery if I wanted it that week. He's already 2 weeks late, I said no way, either I get my playhouse this Saturday or cancel my order and refund my deposit back. Well, I haven't heard from him the whole week. So than come Saturday afternoon, I go to homedepot and get the rental pick-up truck and load all the supplies that I need to make the coop myself. Just as I unloaded the stuff and returned the rental pick-up truck, he calls me and tells me that they can deliver it to me sometime next week. He doesn't say specific date or time, he says some time next week but when ??? He doesn't know. I said CANCEL MY ORDER !!! So, at the end, I'm building 16x32 run. It was 16x24 but change of plans. And I'll be building 4x16 or 8x8 coop that would be attached to the run. I don't ask much from life, only the good health of my kids. I wanted to start a hobby I could enjoy with my kids, especially my 8 yr old son. My 2 1/2 yr old son just likes to chase the chicks and ducks. After much arguing with my hubby, after everyone around me have said "you're obsessed with your flock". I just wanted to have a place for them to roost that is dry and not made out of plastic and a run that doesn't have 6" of mud, water or ice. Everyone also said "you're a woman, you can not build this by yourself. But yet, no one asked me if I need help either. I came so close on giving up but I thought giving up for what or whom ? I started this, I will eventually finish it as long as I believe I can do it. Now my hubby went on a business trip and he'll be back in few days. My mom is my biggest downfall. She thinks she knows everything but in reality knows nothing about anything, especially contruction. She doesn't understand why I love animals so much. 1st week of her staying with us, she wanted me to give away my kitten, chicks, ducks. She wants me to sit back with my boys and go to salon do my hair and get a manicure. She says, what do you know about building, you're a house wife. I really wish she haven't said that. So this project became more important to me then ever !!! Now I must do it and do it myself !!! Don't ever challenge a leo, she along with other family members will eat their words !