Hello to everyone, I (we) got 4 layers two weeks ago, 2 golden sex-links, and 2 Barred Rocks (Plymouth's). They are about 6 weeks old. They are currently living in a big wood box in the garage with a heat lamp above them, and straw on the floor. They seem to be doing good. No or not much pecking, use the roost a lot, getting a lot of feathers in, just the center of the back left. Though they have a problem with pooping in their water supply, have to clean it out daily. These will not be Pets just Layers, I know that honorably mean, it's just I don't have time for pets and the kids will lose interest after a few weeks/months, just like their rabbits. I was not planning on a very big run or coop, seeing some of the designs, it looked like small would be OK, now I'm not so sure. The Plan: Run; 6' x 4' x 3' high, total SF 24. This is built. It was build with cedar 2x2 frame and 2x2 dog mesh wire, The kind sold for dog runs. The wire is much heaver then chicken wire. (I will add a picture later) I did not put a floor on it, thinking the chickens could scratch, eat bugs, and poop on the ground. We would just move it around as required. Any comments? Coop; (Not Built) My plan here was to build a coop (8 sf) 4' x 2' x 2-3' high, T-111 exterior, 2x2 framing, Nest boxes out side of coop floor plan. Attached but hanging on the side, access through the top or back. Floor would be plywood, maybe vinyl on that, 1 1/2" of insulation on walls and ceiling, with FRP (Hard fiberglass reinforced plastic) on the inside. This is used in commercial kitchens a lot and is easy to clean and lasts a long time. The roof will be sloped, not sure on the actual roofing yet. I used asphalt shingles for the rabbit cage, and the roof was VERY heavy. Really to heavy, it makes it very hard to move the rabbits cage. So any ideas on that would be very helpful. I was going to have 1 roost the length of the coop (4') not sure how high to have it off the floor. Water and food in the Coop or out? Both will be hanging, which will (hope) keep them from pooping in it. What else, any comments? Predators: No birds to speak of, have not seen a raccoon in several years, few dogs in the area, very rarely will we see one lose. I would call where we live the suburbs, Pacific North West, North of Seattle, Rains a lot, sometimes, I don't think the weather is too bad. OK size yard but not fenced all the way, so free run of the yard would be a bad Idea. OK as you all can see I probably need some help, so PLEASE help a way. Just one thing, the coop and run need to be movable, Thanks.