OK, so you all will look at this pathetic pile of wire and wood and laugh. Please understand that I have NO (as in NONE!) carpentry skills WHATSOEVER. I even had to borrow EVERY tools I used, so that ought to tell you something about my experience and skills in this kind of thing. I sincerely do admire those who are good working with their hands, and I deeply regret never developing those skills. I'm good in my own field, but that has nothing to do with building things or carpentry. I literally had to BORROW every single tool I used, which should give you some idea of my carpentry/coop building experience and knowledge. Also, even though it appears to be a rural setting, I am actually 2 blocks from the courthouse- right downtown! I have a small yard, but this corner is grown up (on purpose, for privacy). By the way, to make the appearance even worse not only do my poor carpentry skills show up all over this pen, but so do the materials. I scavenged a lot of the wood, including the old door and door frame which had been laying in a neighbors yard for over a year. I should have painted it at least- and am going to do so soon. That also meant using different sized lumber (lenth and width both) I'm new to ALL of this- both building pens AND raising birds (I have 4 turkeys now, and have quail eggs in the 'bator....why didn't ya'll tell me this is habbit forming!?!) I've never really built ANYTHING, so even though you guys will be amused, I'm kinda proud of it! I know full well it doesn't even compare to the AMAZING, incredible coops/pens/runs that I see on here (you all blow me away!) If you are wondering about shelter....I actually aquired a FREE (told you I scavage) 8 x 8 plastic storage building like Lowe's sells to store lawnmowers, etc. But a.) I can't the roof back on it after mooving it, and b.) I haven't figured out the best way to attach it to my pen (I'm open for suggestions). Anyway, since so called "normal" people I know just don't get excited about chicken coops (I know...it makes no sense to me either!) I had to show my little attempt to someone who can relate. Please be gentle on me, but if you have any suggestions for improvement, I'm open for them. Otherwise, enjoy seeing my masterpiece!! haha Kevin ^^^ I had to throw in one pic of my 4 turkeys (I'm not exactly a big operation! ha) ^^^ This is my future coop/shelter. What do you think about its potential???