Well I started my coop yesterday and figured I could post a few pics of the framing. I want to say thank you to all of you for the posts you make on these forums and all of the information you have on this website, I couldn't have designed the coop with all of the necessities without you My wife and I have decided we only want a max of 4 hens, just enough eggs for a family of 4 for a week, although I must admit after reading these forums I have already thought about having more, but I already built the coop so I can't yet My design is a 4'x4'x4' coop with nesting boxes hanging outside. I plan on using hardi board for the exterior from scraps a contractor friend of mine will give me. I also started on and will finish the entire inside of the coop with hardi siding as well so I can wash the whole coop down without worrying about any rot to the wood. We also are building a drawer style floor that we can completely pull out to clean. The best part..thus far the coop has only cost me out of pocket $60 for the interior hardi board. All of the lumber for the frame is from left over wood from other projects, mostly 2x6's that I ripped in half on a table saw. THe tin roof is left over tin from a roof I did 8+years ago. I even used thermax for insulation that I had left over as well, so not only did I clean up a lot of old materials I am getting a nice coop out of it. So, here are the pictures. And I will update this post when I am finished. This is 2 days of work. Using a canopy to keep cool in the Florida sun The first 2 walls, famosa tree going across and a leg of the canopy I had over the works site (kept me nice and cool) View from back side with nesting box area. The chicken door in center on right, door to open and clean opposite side where sawzall lays. Vent windows on back above nesting box and opposite side wall. Drawer floor underneath where you see the orange level. That's it for now. I did start hardie board on the inside walls, but didn't take pictures yet. Hopefully I will be finished the coop next weekend as I have to work during the week. Thanks for looking, any tips/suggestions are certainly appreciated.