Now poor old Joe Bryant is trapped in a frozen wasteland up north aways and I promised him I'd start building a double decker Silkie condo next week after Christmas. I need to get the Kinder Major's birds out of the brooder so I can get a chick order in come January. I've got a vague idea of what we want to build, but I'm always ready to learn from good examples so if you've built some sort of double decker poultry housing how about posting some photos! My idea uses 2x4s for the legs and main supports. The first deck will be two feet off the ground and based on a full sheet of plywood. The lower deck will be subdivided into two 4x4 apartments using a removable divider. Height between the lower deck and upper will be eighteen to twenty inches so the upper deck will be about three feet six to three feet eight inches above ground and will be built with a removable divider as well so we can have either four 4x4 apartments or two 4x4s and one big 4x8 area or both decks be completely open. The roof will be solid to shed rain and the back wall will be solid since this thing is to go on my car port that faces south to block both sun and the summer rain which mostly comes out of our southwest. The sides will be solid for the bottom six inches or so to retain the bedding and half-inch hardware cloth above. I haven't quite figured out how I want the doors on the front. One door for each apartment mostly likely. The bottom six inches will be solid with the half-inch hardware cloth above like on the sides. I'll probably fashion removable shutters for the sides and parts of the front for those occasional bitter cold fronts we get in the winter, but otherwise I want to maximize airflow since this is Florida and it gets hot and sticky. The legs and main supports will be pressure treated. The plywood likely not. The whole thing will be painted and the floors lined with plastic before putting in the shavings. Feeders will probably hang from the overhead and maybe the waterers as well. What do you think? Anyone have any photos they'd like to share?