Hello everyone, I have been reading a lot on this site in preparation for getting chickens for the first time. The original plan was to wait until spring, but after suddenly finding ourselves the recipients of six 2-yr old layers, the building plans are moving into high gear. The idea is to convert an old playset into a coop and run. I have a general idea of how I want it to work, so now it is up to the details. Here is the playset. In this picture I have already removed the swings, slide, and other accessories, and have started to level it, because it was tilting severely. OK, here is day 2. Creating a lower level for the chickens, which will have a finished size of 4' x 6'. The upper level will be for storage of chicken supplies. I had an idea to make a 2-story chicken condo, but I don't know if the birds will be willing to climb up that high. The back (shown) will be the food/water area, with a hinged lid that can be lifted up for access. The nesting boxes will poke out next to the existing ladder at the left. This is sized for two 12" boxes. The other side where the swings were will have the pop door and hinged window that can be lifted open for ventilation. Will post more pics next weekend. All comments and suggestions are welcome.