Hi! I was here a while back and posted some questions. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=85000 You guys were very helpful! Thought I would post some pics of our completed coop. Was having trouble uploading pics to the site so I just used Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157608815606481/detail/ I think it turned out really well. The run isn't the greatest, but we had the dog pen just sitting around unused and decided to try it. Put on a sun-shade for shade and to keep hawks out. I lock the chickens up in the coop at night and since most of our predators are nocturnal so far it seems to be working well. The run is 10 x 30. I guess the chain link has small enough 'holes' for grown chickens? If we ever decide to hatch any chicks I think it wouldn't be too hard to go around the bottom of the entire run with some hardware cloth. That should be enough to keep them in. Anyway, we are REALLY enjoying the chickens!! This project was started by our 8 year old daughter. I didnt' realize how much I would enjoy watching these guys. They are pretty funny. I tried to talk her into getting just one breed but she saw some baby chicks at a local feed store and......well.....you know how that went. We came home with 12 of them. They were one day old and all cute and fluffy. She was NOT coming home without some. She got 3 rhode island reds, 2 barred rocks, 2 brown leghorns, 1 black star, 2 araucanas and 2 bantams of unknown origin. We lost one of the bantams so we have 11 total remaining. All had been sexed and we supposedly got all pullets, but last week I saw one of the Araucanas crowing. Ut oh. And it's tail is beginning to look different from all the others. Longer and arched. Not sure what we are going to wind up with if we let any hatch. Guessing whatever the result is will still lay eggs, right? Don't know what we'll do with any resulting roosters. But I guess we'll cross that bridge later. Anyway, just thought I would share the pics. Thanks so much for all your help. I'm sure I'll be back asking more questions.