I built this coop for our son who thought it would be cool to raise chickens and gather their eggs. My wife and I figured it would be a good lesson in responsibility, so off we went! The coop is 4x8, two story, hen house on top, with a 3' tall run on the bottom, It sits on a frame of 4x4s with 1/2 inch hardware cloth covering the entire bottom of the run and filled with 4 inches of dirt, construction gravel, and play sand. There is also an apron around the outside to deter digging. The run is protected with 1/2 inch hardware cloth and 2x4 welded wire. The coop is painted to match our house and shop. I want to thank all of the BYC posters... I read and read (since I basically started out knowing zilch about chickens) a huge number of posts during the construction process and we're still learning as we go along. I also want to give credit to https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=12820-mini-coop, as I used this coop for my inspiration. So, here are the pics... The inside set up... The babies first day in the new coop. It's warm here in NC, so we had them out at 4 weeks. We have three black Australorps and three RIRs that we got from TSC during chick weeks. More pics of the chicks... this first one... I'm thinkin' it's a rooster. What does everyone think? It's comb is larger than the other two and it's tail feathers are shorter. Any keen eyes out there spot any other potential roos? Bath time... So thanks again and I would very much welcome any suggestions, comments for improvement, etc.