Three months ago, while I was looking up greenhouses, I came across a chicken coop. I started googling and came across this site and have been hooked ever since. It seemed like an eternity waiting for the local feed store to receive their chicks. The day they arrived I raced down there and purchased twelve. I built a brooder (4x2) which they quickly out grew and it has since been replaced by a cardboard box (5x5). Today was a beautiful day, so I decided to start the coop. I picked a location that would be as far as possible from the neighbors. Which was made possible by 1/2 acre lots backed by common ground. I started by building 2 temporary 8x8 boxes which i crossed taped to square. I used one to mark the locations for my posts and after digging to hold posts into position. The other was used at the top of the posts to hold them in position and keep them square till the concrete dries. Tomorrow weather permitting I will remove temp boxes and frame the floor.