Hey everyone. We bought our first chicks nearly 6 weeks ago and will be soon ready to go outside. (If you want a stab at sexing them follow this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=419944 ) Because of this my wonderful partner is feverishly getting the coop and run all finished for them. We would really appreciate your thoughts as the build goes on, should be only a few more days until its all done. We looked around for flatpack store coops but they are sooooo expensive for the size they are. So we decided to build the run ourselves. It will end up being the same kind of price but is much much bigger. The wire will be 2.5x2.5x1.6 so its pretty sturdy with small squares. thats where most of the cost is going! There will be a door to get in and the actual coop we decided to buy from ebay. We are not carpenters and we found a good deal on a coop which had nesting boxes attached and has a slide out tray at the bottom for easy cleaning. Firstly the base went down. It is 2m x 3m and will be 1.8m high, so we will be able to walk in. They are all bantams so should be a good size. Then the posts went up. Being in the Perth suburbs we had to comply with the city councils terms. This meant it had to be 30feet away from any house and 1m from any boundry. Also we are only allowed 6 hens, no roosters. It is lucky we have quite a sizable garden for a metro area otherwise we wouldnt be able to keep chooks! We will post more photos as the build goes on, what do you guys think so far?