Hello All This is my 2nd post although I signed up last year and have been lurking around every now and then I've been meaning to post but have been too lazy! Last Mother's day my five year old and I went to Southern States and got 2 Dominique hens. I didn't get them for my wife, but for my son and I and she was not happy I did!!! Now she finally likes them but still gives me a hard time because I got them on Mother's day. Here are a couple of pictures of my son with "Heiner and Deiner" as he named them. Of course I didnt' have anywhere to put them So I got a plastic tub and a light and kept them in the chicken for a couple of weeks! Then to the garage. They were easy to raise since I have had pheasants and quail and ducks 20 years ago. Since I needed a coop I decided I didn't want a huge one for 10 or more chickens. So I came up with this little barn coop. Most of the wood came from a cedar fence that someone threw out when they replaced it with a new fence. I planed and glued these boards together. I also had 2 huge eastern red cedar trees that blew down in a storm and I had them sawed up and made a raised bed out of the wood and I had enough left over to use in this coop too! Guess who crawled in the coop? Self portrait by my son. A friend told me in advance that paint would come off the driveway with a pressure washer so I wasn't too careful....and of course it won't come off and is still there today. Another picture taken by my son. Finished coop. Since the last picture I have added 3 faux windows on each side made from the white trim. They are a little smaller than the window in front. I also have a window with wire in the back for ventilation, a back door, and both sides lift up to get the eggs and get into the coop. I used 1/2 by 1/2 hardware cloth and a much bigger fencing type of wire (I found on my property) for the bottom. The only things I bought were the roof, some of the trim, paint and some of the hardware cloth, and the wheels....ok well I guess I bought more than I realized! But I only had to buy a couple of pieces of wood.