I currently have a small coop which is made of a repurposed shipping crate and holds my 11 hens. Their run is fenced with about 400ft of fencing which they also share with my 3 muscovies. I have 22 chicks and 18 ducklings coming March 18th. Time to upgrade the coop! We currently are building a 12'x16' shed coop and increasing their run by about 350ft of fencing. We are building the shed on the weekends and plan to be finished in 2 weekends (my husband works Saturdays so we only have Sunday to work on it). We are planing on the front door of the coop being outside of the run and when yo enter that door there will be a four foot deep work area to store feed, etc. The dividing wall will be framed up and covered in chicken wire. We will have a door into the run on the right hand wall as well as their pop door. I have been concerned about what kind of brooder to use for all these guys and my husband came up with what I think is a genious idea! We were planning on putting a pool into the run and found this today: http://m.lowes.com/product?langId=-...=4667327&store=1803&view=detail&nValue=SEARCH I am going to use it as my brooder and then after the babies are grown up we can install it in the run. I plan to put some cardboard or wire up to increase the height. I will get some photos of the beginnings of our coop tomorrow and our progress along the way! Any advice and suggestions are welcome!