I have never really built anything before other than some raised beds for planting a garden. I have researched and researched coops for the past two years. I was always a little leary because I didn't want to mess something up and basically the money I spent would be wasted. Well I ordered my chics this past Thursday from Ideal. I won't get them until April 23, or 24. This has given me the drive to get this coop done. I have had my brooder for more than a year. I am building my coop for 8 hens. I ordered 2 black, brown, gold, and red sex-links. This is what I got done so far. I also went to Lowes twice to get supplies and I have the footers and framing already cut and ready to screw together. I still need to find someone with linoleum to cover my floor. I want to do this before I put the walls up. All I need is a spare 4x8 piece. I hope to get the walls up tomorrow.