Just to start off...if anyone notices that any aspect of our chicken coop looks familiar there is a simple explanation. We copied exactly! lol We printed off so many awesome ideas and tried to use as many as we could in our chicken coop design. Our coop is 5 foot by 12 foot. The hen house is 4 by 5. We have 8 nest boxes. Right now we have 6 supposed hens, 6 weeks old. Already having doubts about some of them. We have 10 little chicks arriving in a couple weeks so soon will have a full house. I really thought this was something we would be able to build in a weekend. Nope, we are on 3 weeks now and probably have two more weekends till everything is done. First pic is of forming our concrete footings. We have alot of rock here so there is not much risk of animals digging under the coop. We do deal with water so my husband did not want to put wood right on the ground as it would rot quickly. Now we are getting the basics up. Chickens and kids love the coop so far! These little girls really like their house even if it is not done. So excited we are getting nest boxes! There are going to be 8 of them. View from the inside. We are big fans of doing things twice... lol. Took out the deck for the hen house and have rebuilt it a little different. Trying to use recycled wood whenever we can. Nice big window! This is a recycled jalousie window. We can open it from the outside to let air in or close the slats tight in a rain storm. The little chicks are already so curious looking out the window. We have primer paint up. Over the hen house we put plywood and regular roofing but we put clear roof over the run. I will add more pics soon!