So I started with a dog house I got off craigslist.... Started taking the shingles off so we could frame in windows and nest boxes. Found out almost the whole thing was rotten. So we tore it all apart, I wanted to use the shingles for the siding, and really like the front porch cover. DH was on a temporary lay off and and worked on it when the weather permitted, I would come home and be so impressed at how it was coming along. We had a really nice weekend and got it mostly finished up. We have to ad a few more trim pieces, and the ramp, and the to rod for the perch. Also, I am going to run 1" chicken wire around the bottom part of the dog kennel/run. I think DH is tired of working on it, but I am very loving trying to convince him to put a cover over the run. We looked around for "opps paint" but couldn't find a good red, at one store dh found a can of actual red barn paint, "for barns and fences" safe for livestock. It was perfect. All the wood used and materials were stuff we found around the house, or salvaged wood from dh's job site. Total, we are only into the hen house about $50 bucks! Here is an over all side view, the window is on hinges and can be opened for extra air flow. The other side has the nest boxes, which my cat won't have access to once my hens move in! There is a lid, it was removed for painting. The roof has a vent in it, but we also put it on hinges so that it could be propped open for extra ventilation if needed. Again, my cat thinks he rules the world and has to thoroughly check everything out. The whole back opens up and can be propped up to clean out the inside. I still have to put dividers between the nest boxes and put a rod in for the perch. All walls are insulated and there is a light fixture mounted in the ceiling for extra daylight/warmth when needed. I live in Southwest Washington, so we are never to cold or to hot really.