Found this forum last week when we got some chicks from a feed store. They are 1 week old today and we're noticing how fast they are grownig. I think you can take them outside at 3 weeks. So we have 2 weeks to come up with something. My Aunt has a pretty big backyard. We were gonna purchase a chicken coop from a store but she brought up the idea of the old shed in the back. We also have a dog kennel from when she use to breed boxers. All of the co-owners of the chicks (everyone chipped in to purchase them for the kids for easter; this is the first time most of us have ever been this close to a live chicken.) will be over Saturday to help clean up the yard and clean out the shed. I will post pics of the empty shed this weekend. I would just like to know if it is possible to build something for the chickens or do we need to go ahead and purchase a chicken coop. It seems like it would be a fun project but we just don't know where to start. All answers are welcome. Thanks.