It took more time and money than I expected, but our first coop is done! The White House. (All our pets have patriotic names, and our chickens are all named for famous women in US history.) my dad and brother were a huge help. I drew up plans based on some I've seen here and Pinterest. I had wanted the roof slopes to the back but because of the closeness to the neighbors yard we decided to slope towards our house instead, to avoid water runoff into their yard, and added a small back roof to block the winds that normally come from that direction.