I am looking to get my chickens out of a chicken tractor that is falling apart and not well designed for year-round use and into a coop that, ideally, I could move if needed 2-3 times a year, at most. I am planning on putting the chickens in an area we plan to till up next year to expand the garden and will need to move them come planting time. It needs to be: - big enough for about 8 birds, I have 5 right now. - be affordable to build but not the ugliest thing ever -- I have lots of plywood available, hopefully that will cut down on the cost. - easy to clean out - I'm thinking deep litter method but also maybe poop boards if having wire under the roosts isn't a good option - full of great ventilation - photos of coops with good ventilation? I feel like always see photos of new coops that seem to have almost none. - easy to build for someone that struggles making things straight and even, I suck at building things, honestly and have no where level to work either. - offering shade is a big consideration because the high heat summers we can get -- our yard is full sun all the time - but I don't want it super heavy if I doesn't have to be. I'm thinking a detachable run, perhaps? Makes it easier to move. How to secure it well though? Make it a few feet tall with access to toss in scraps. I've kept the food/water in the coop area* of our tractor and thinking maybe I can do the same with a coop-run too. I had the crazy idea of having two parallel runs where I could have them in one side for a week or so and then switch to the other - just to give the ground a break -- but maybe I just really need to give up on the ground. I hate how they tear it up so much, but it seems to just be what chickens do. I also wondered, if you have lots of ventilation, how do you keep the rain out - windy blowing rain? And I have to admit that I really struggle grasping good ventilation and no drafts, I've read the articles and I still think everything I come up with would be drafty but I want to try to get it right. Have you seen a design that meets this? I scan through the ones posted in the coop pages but it all blurs together or some just look way too complicated too. *Our tractor is a giant rectangle with wheels on one end and at about 1/3 of the length there is an interior wall that divides the space a little - so 'coop are' is really just a portion of the tractor with a roof, food, water, roost bar and attached nest boxes but the ground is still the floor. Need something way more secure than what is going now. Ugh, I dread posting this - I've read this site for years and I'm at the point where it all just blurs together and I can't figure out what to even start on or make. But I need to get building next week.