Hello! I'm Jenny and I'm new here, and new to chickens as well. I'm getting my first chicks at the end of this month! We've just moved from the big city (Manhattan) to our own little piece of country heaven in southern NY in the past couple weeks. I'm wanting to convert an existing shed into a chicken coop. The shed's overall dimensions are approximately 11x13, but there is a 2.5' deep area along the back that is sectioned off with hinged panels--they lead to three separate compartments with doggie doors that go to 3 chain-link kennels behind the shed. I want to configure it in such a way that I have egg access from the back, and also access to a run that I plan to add outside the left side of the shed. Here is a link to pictures of it's current state as of yesterday... http://s334.photobucket.com/albums/m439/jenny72008/shed for chicken coop/ I know I will have to cover the insulation with plywood or something. How would it be best to configure the rest of it? Any ideas? As far as the back kennel area, the upright posts are set in a 12' x 20' concrete pad, so that's pretty permanent, but I can remove the chain link panels. I want to do a run to the side so it will be on grass not concrete, but I'm thinking the exit from the coop will be over that concrete if possible. Thanks for helping a newbie!!