the wife and i are planning to get some chicks soon. ill be building a coop and runner for them also. ive looked at a few coops on this website and really got some good ideas about what i want. we mostly want egglayers. we thinking rir's to start with. we want about 20 to start with so ill build a coop big enough to handle more for the future. we have lots of predatures around here so i have my work cut out on the runner.