I rent and will be here for 2 more years so I don't want to spend money on much if I can't take it with me. I have a small coop now but this will not do and it was a fast job so I could house 4 hens I got free at 9-10 wks old I use Craigs List (CL) for a ton of free or almost free stuff. I had to level out the back yard a bit and I hate that. Local yard waste dump is down the street and I got a bunch of free compost. Off CL I got FREE about 40 of the huge 80# wall blocks, plastic corrugated roofing panels, sq boxes for nest boxes, Cinder blocks, fencing 4' tall, various wood stuffs, bamboo/reed fencing. Most other things are re-purposed from my house or I got at the $1 store. $491 7x7 Rubbermaid shed from Home Depot ($60 off coupon), Rubbermaid has a double thick wall that I need for Winters here. The other sheds have thin outer walls and are not as strong. I have a 4x6 shed for yard stuff that had a flattish roof that has gone through a Bunch of Blizzards with a foot of snow on it and it is still as strong !. My back yard is about 25' deep from house to back fence and about 50' from fence that divides the other duplex back yard and my driveway. There is a Koi pond back there too. Here are before Chicken pics, beginning chicken pics and after leveling area for big Shed/coop Males of old straw are used against the fence to help with insulation on far side. The big 24# rubber squares were $1 off CL and makes for a cheaper flooring. The bamboo fence is against the new side fence to make the fence taller but also to stop the reflection of sunn off the white white fence. The sun raises across from it and MAN IS IT BRIGHT BACK THERE !