I am going to start planning the building of my coops today. I need help from any of you/all of you...HEHE... Heres whats up first that you should know..last week i told the hubby i wanted chicks..so i came home saturday and he was putting up coated chicken wire fence and told me i had chicks on there way to the house. AHG!!! i had no idea what to do with them..i knew keep them warm and feed...duh thats all my animals...but thats all i knew..so after they came i saw that they were bigger than i thought..not the tiny chicks like at TSC..so i let them spend time outside in the sun pecking away then i filled up a dog cage in the garage with straw put a flat water dish in and put a box laying sideways in there. another thing i do is cover the cage every night with horse blankets to keep heat in. oh by the way there were 14 chicks!! so every day for this week i have been putting them out and feeding them chick food i bought and water..they have a big doghouse out there to rest in during the day then i put them up at night. so far they love it and are doing great! but im finally done with my final essay for school and i need to start planning coops... the way the fence is put up i can build my coops inside this garage (its an old garage we dont park in there) and i can cut an opening into the wall for a door, one i can lock every night then they can go in and out on their own during the day . does this sound ok to build coops in there?? i can even make it where if its raining or snowing they have room to roam inside the garage (behind fencing of course). also i think the chicks will all sleep together now but when will they start sleeping in their own coops? Got any advice?? how does this sound?