So my mother surprised us with chickens on Christmas Day, as my wife posted in another thread. We were unprepared to say the least. So I scrambled to come up with suitable housing with low expense and little time. So I managed to get a shipping crate from work, convert it to a coop and put it In our unused dog kennel. It's not finished yet, but working outside wasn't fun today, as it rained non stop, and only got to about 40 degrees. We used vinyl tile inside, and I made the coop so the one side folds down for clean out and egg harvesting. Due to weather I was not able to paint it, but I'm hoping the kennel roof protects it for a while. I also have to add some roosting bars, nesting boxes, and put chicken wire over the gable ends of the kennel roof. Hopefully tomorrow. This coop wasn't my best work, but it should work until spring when I can make a nice one.