This morning DH decided that if he built a tractor to the size desired for 4 hens it would be too heavy to move so he declared that we'd have a non-mobile coop and separate, temporary pen instead. He even offered to move the firewood rack to put the coop in the optimum spot -- right between our heat pump and the neighbor's heat pump so that any noise would be masked by the machinery hum. I did rough drawings then handed them to my DD, an architecture student, who did them up nicely in her CAD program. Please tell me if I've screwed up anything. This coop is intended to house 4 hens comfortably. Here is the East side view of the coop and its attached run. She used the chainlink mesh she had available but it will be 1/2" hardware cloth. The top of the run will be solid, not mesh to provide shade in our hot, steamy climate. Here is the south face of the coop. The dashed, red line indicates the place where the run will be attached to the coop face -- probably by nailing a cleat to the coop. This boring, little square of mesh is the south end of the run, showing the access hatch. I was planning to have the feeder and waterer there. And the rear, north view of the coop. The large access door for cleaning and the position of the nestboxes are indicated. I intend to include a wire, anti-dig skirt around the perimeter and a perch in the run as well as perches in the coop. I'll probably have a poop board in the coop but might not. DH will have input into that according to how the actual building goes. Did I miss anything? Have I gotten anything wrong? Should there be anything in the coop itself other than the perches? I'll probably leave the pop door open almost all the time because we rarely have much in the way of winter -- many years the ground never actually freezes and temps rarely drop to single digits. I don't really want to have to deal with food and water in the coop itself. Thank you in advance for your suggestions.