Well.....made the plunge - wife wants two or three chickens - a happy wife ....happy life. Anyhow, in the Northwest (Seattle area) and diving into this head first with a ton of research first. This.....is an awesome site with a ton of good folks and good info. So....here I go. Raising in my backyard - egg layers Need to build a smaller coop with a small run and need good plans - any assist? Placing the coop on crushed rock area then will make a smaller portable one for the lawn - Thanks all - looking forward to being part of the club.