My 3x4 coop is almost done. I will use it for 5-6 light breed hens at night later this year, just for one winter until i got money and time to build a larger coop After that i will more than likely use it for breeding some kind of bantam ( dutch or D' Uccle) Anyways its the Kennel Coop plus plan i got off Ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chicken-coo...660?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item232742dcb4 . I painted the whole thing in Glidden 2-1 Frosted Pine and the trim inside is Gold Coast White ( yellowish tint) the inside of the nesting box will be a very dark purple (oops paint). I dont want to use the metal roofing because i dont want to run all over the place trying to find the right one and i dont like cutting metal anyways. The coop will be used in South Eastern Ky . I dont think there are any mountain lions down there yet. I worry mainly about racoons and similar predators. Will the Palruf good enough or should i use Plywood and then shingle roofing. Or maybe Plywood and then Palruf? Or What else would the be? What color roof would you use? THe reddish color, gray, white.....? So many questions . Oh and if you want to know . I used 1/2x1/2 hardware cloth stapeled to the frame and then backed it with a strip of 1x3.