I made my coop and run out of a storage shed, connected to a dog run, conected to an outdoor patio canopy. I used to have a coop that I built for sleeping, and now the silkies live in that. The big guys jumped the fence, and dug out a neighbors flowers, so I had to act fast! So rather than really build, I pieced together. I will eventually build something, but this is working great for now!