I just got some ply wood from a friend of mine so I can start building my coop! We are planning on having 6 hens and I was thinking about going with an 8x10 coop and run structure to give them plenty of room to play. Once I get it built I am going to fence in a small section of the yard for them to play in while under supervision. There are so many great designs I see online for a coop and run. I'm still trying to decide for certain which I'm going to build. Whatever I build, it needs to be covered or at least wired in on top. We have a lot of hungry neighborhood cats and dogs. Since cash is short I'm relying mostly on friends donating lumber. Right now I think I've got enough plywood to put a small addition onto my house! Right now I'm thinking of a coop kind of like a garden coop (at least that's what it was called on Google). I want it to be 7' tall so that I can walk in it for cleaning and such. The day is getting closer by the minute! Can't wait to really get started!