I spent a couple of days going through this forum, and the easiest, most functional coop and run design I found was posted by DENALI on 3-23-08 Titled " 3 Hour Coop" . I am a construction project manager, so take my word for it. However, they used chain link fence sections and metal on roof and sides, so it had to have been fairly expensive( I would estimate $1,200-$1,500) I am beginning work on a coop and run now, based on this design. I will be using treated fence posts and wire, and will only use metal on my roof. My overall dimensions will be 10'x20' and the coop will be 10'x4', should be good for 10 chickens. I think that I can get the coop and run in for around $400.00 I will not be able to complete in 3 hours like Denali, but I think a good hard weekend will do it. I will post progress photos when I complete, so if you want to see a simple and economical design, stay tuned.