Hi, I just became a new member. I have been reading this forum for quite awhile now. I have started raising Silkies and Seramas. I have really learned alot from all of the information that is provided on this website. My husband just completed my new chicken coop about a week and a half ago. I am really proud of it, he did a great job. It is approximately 8ft x 6ft. The run is 8x8x16. We used 1/4x1/4 galvanized hardware cloth on the run, with wire on the ground covered with dirt and shavings on top. The inside has a loft for storage, a counter with a sink and nesting boxes with 4 pans and a clean out on the outside of coop. It has a turbine and a ceiling fan. We also put in a clean out door on the side. He just added the porch with a railing. This is my Christmas, Birthday, and Anniversary all combined. It turned out great and we have some very happy chickens .