I started with a pile of machinery shipping creates I got from work. Then I ordered 50 Light Brahma hens. They are to be here the week of May 4. That only gives me 1 month to make a brooder house and a BIG coop. If I can get the brooder house done, that will give me an extra month to finish the coop. With the help of my friend, we started on the brooder. The base is a 7' X 9' skid. I plan on putting three brooder pins that are about 6' x 3' stacked at the far end. After the chickens move out, I will use this to store the feed and supplies in. We got a lot done in one day but ran out of nails and 2x4s. We did get a start on the main coop. If you can see the skids we are using for the floor. They are 7' x 9' and I am planning on using three of them for a 9' x 21' coop. I was hoping than I had enough used material to build these without buying much, but that isn't going to happen.