Hello! It's been a year since my first post about my chicken coop and I was asked to keep BYC updated on my work. So, I recently acquired a more efficient coop and decided to start again. After a huge loss of life from a nearby pet dog I was left with 3 of my original 11 chickens. That number has increased to 6 hens, 3 mature and 3 that are roughly 5 months old. Here are pictures of my current situation and I will give descriptions of my plans. It's a little ugly at the moment, but it serves as the temporary chicken yard until after the holidays when I can afford the supplies for the expansion. The enterance to their run. A durable heavy duty cattlegate with wiring and a board placed over the slots between the bars. The fence is dug about 2 feet into the ground for added safety. Soon, this entire area between the minibarn and carport will be a sort of open air covered coop. Inside is the new coop. The new coop was a gift from a friend, and it's much more efficient than the previous coop. It's large enough to house 8-9 large chickens. This will be incorporated into the previously mentioned open air coop. View from other side of the coop, again this will be converted to an open air coop. Feeder and waterer obviously hung from underneath the coop, protected from the rainy weather here in Washington State.