OK, here goes nothing: We are looking to get between 3-5(ish) (my dad wants more, my fiance and I want fewer, haha) laying hens. Mostly we want them because we love eggs, but they are expensive, we never have any when we need them (oops!), and I think that fresh eggs and eggs from chickens that YOU have been feeding are just better overall. I am hoping that we can build our own coop, so any design tips, and building tips would be excellent. I want them to have a coop with a caged in outside part (a run I think it is). I have looked online for some that are for sale in my area and they are pricey and terribly dirty (I understand that is a hazard of housing chickens, but I want to start off with something nice for them). The coop doesn't need to be super fancy, but I am hoping it will be easy to get into/clean for us, especially in the winter (because nobody likes to be outside for super extended periods of time in the winter!). Also,I am thinking on insultating the coop in the winter, so any suggestions to easily do this in our design would be great. We are literally starting from nothing, so any advice that we can get from you guys on here would be wonderful. Thank you all in advance for helping us to get started!