Let me start by saying by this... My husband and I are NO carpenters. He is a farmer, so he has an adequate supply of tools & resources. We just finished building our run last week (2 weeks of solid rain during planting season gets any farmer antsy). It's an 8x12 & fully enclosed. That was a struggle us notice carpenters. Now, the fields have dried up and my help is busy playing catch-up with the crop. My 6 chicks are growing up extremely fast & I basically need to build something on my own with little or no assistance, and I need to do it in a hurry. I plan on doing a 4x8 coop, raised off the ground. It will not be located inside our existing run. What materials for the outside walls should I use? Or is there a simple plan out there that someone would like to share with me? I'm not completely helpless when it comes to figuring out the "putting together" aspect... But I want to make sure I buy the right materials. Who would have guessed that Home Depot carries so many different kinds of plywood? And I read somewhere on here that you could use 1x4's instead of 2x to save on cost. Is this accurate? After we spent our whole coop & run budget on the run alone, I need to cut costs where I can, but I don't want the coop to collapse the first time a mild breeze rolls through. PLEASE PLEASE HELP!