Hey guys, We moved into our new house recently, and there is a big shed out back,. We have (quite ruggedly) turned half of it into a chicken house. To separate the storage area from the chicken area we put up wood pallets, screwed them to the wall, then to each other, and put plywood over it. Then put chicken wire all the way to the ceiling. I'll take pics, it's interesting lol. I think it looks good, but I may be a little biased. A lot biased. (rubs sore hands, frickin staple guns, grumble grumble) We're afraid of predators getting in, so I've gone along the outside of the shed and screwed planks of wood at the bottom and half buried them to try to prevent anything from digging under. At the top of the shed, there is a foot of open area where the roof hangs down. I thought it would be good ventilation since not a lot of wind can get through, but now I'm worried a predator will climb the wall and get in that way. Am I being too paranoid or should I cover that with chicken wire/tarp/wood/heckifIknow?? Also--- I of course did not think through the laying boxes well enough and don't have it ready yet. I have a selection of boxes or a cat carrier. Cat carrier?? There is a shelf in the chicken area (used to be for tools) and I'm worried they will roost there. What can I do to dissuade them from roosting there? I'd love to put the nesting box/cat carrier up there, but its at waist level and I'm not sure if I can get the roost higher than that. By the way, how high DO chickens fly???? We have rafters.... Thanks guys, so excited that we are picking up our chickens tomorrow!!!!!