I picked up 10 lovely Australorp pullets at TSC 3.5 weeks ago. I've been lurking here since. You guys have really filled your forum with plenty of useful information! I'm in the process of deciding on a coop design to build, as they are growing quickly!! I think I've nailed it down, until I find another design I like. We're "battling" the presence of 3 household dogs, (terriers, of course!) and 5 kiddos of varying ages, plus varmints like foxes, 'yotes, black rat snakes, aerial predators, and coons! I plan to free range a few times a week, but we have to pen all the dogs up to do so, so that's a hassle and a half right there! I need a coop that can withstand the critters, and still provide enough room for them to be "cooped" up through the week. Hi!!