When the BF and I moved into a place with a bigger yard, we bought a little 7x 3 coop but promised the girls that eventually they'd get better digs. Well here we have it! Got a great deal on a rubbermaid shed and I am beyond excited to finally have something I can stand up in, clean easily, store feed in, and most importantly fit all of my girls in! First level the dirt and build the floor. Fortunately according to the instructions these things can be built right on the ground. Then up with the walls. This is where we got stuck for a while because we realized we were missing a teeny tiny piece and had to wait for the guy to deliver it. The girls lazed in the sun whilst we slaves away. See their itty bitty coop in the background? Finally started up again. All walls on. Roof frame Doors Called it quits for the night, out toes were freezing! Started up this morning with the roof The little ones who have been inside thus far got to spend their first day outside Securing the roof and finishing up! Ahhh, the boys take a little break... But soon back to work to get the perches and nest boxes in Components for building the new feeder Locking up the babies for the night. First night outside! Okay so we had to wrestle the girls outta their old coop and into this one. They are COMPLETELY confused and only a couple of them have figured out the new perches. ( we put them all up there and only three stayed on.) there was a lot of confusion with the board undernieth the perches. The girls thought they could stand on it then slid all the way to the floor. I put it there because I have a couple of small floor-sleepers that I didn't want to get pooped on. I put a light in there so they could see what's going on, at least for a few hours. I'm hoping they figure it out. From outside the north window From outside the south window So??? Any suggestions for improvement? Also do you guys think I should leave the girls locked up tomorrow? With the old coop still outside I see more confusion in the future until they know to go in their new giant coop. Also do you think I should go back out in a few hours and shut the light off? I turned it on because They couldn't figure out the perches when I put em in it. All in all I do have to say that this shed was a breeze to build and the instructions were very easy to understand. I hope it will be cool in the summer but I can't say yet. I'll report back after a heavy snow and then again after a heat wave and let ya know!!! ---- please excuse typos/errors/ autocorrects... Done with iPhone!