So this is a long story. Have 3 chicks that are way way smaller than my 3 month old pullets. I was afraid to mix them as the babies are still so small even at almost 8 weeks. (two of them are silkies and one a white leghorn, my older girls are orpingtons and barred rocks- BIG) So I get it in my head that I'll just partition off the predator proofed run, slap together a temporary mini-coop that the chicks will just use until they are big enough to mix with my existing flock; all very temporary. So my husband built a little coop for them to sleep in. He did the "bones" of it and I decided it'd be fun to dress it up a bit, add trim and paint and all. So this all started on Sunday. Between building a partition in the run and "dressing up" the mini-coop and caring for two young children, I finally finished last night. Have you ever worked on something for days and days and wondered why you went to all that trouble afterwards? I think I need to relearn the word "temporary"! Guess I didn't think it would end up taking so long, turned out to be more time consuming that I thought it would be. So here's my incredibly silly mini-coop that the chicks should surely grow out of in a month or so. It's about 20"w, 36"l and 24" high.