I have been checking out this forum for months getting a lot of great information. This is my first post! Our kids are doing 4-H and we have gotten 6 baby chicks. Here are some pictures of our newly built coop which is our take on the popular playhouse from Lowe's. It's dimensions are 4 feet by 10 feet, and it's cost, including the playhouse (which we got for $80 on clearance) is around $450 dollars to build. The panels all laid out getting painted (this is a time consuming playhouse!) Here is the box we built to put the house on- it is 2 feet high. My husband putting together the panels, using 2 x 4's. Our poor dog has no idea what is in store for her! You might as well put in a cute floor! We got these vinyl squares at Lowe's. Aside from a nest box and ladder, the coop is complete! We are very proud of how it turned out.