Last April, I bought an ice fishing shed from someone on CL, and had it delivered to my house with hopes of turning it into a chicken coop. Over a couple months, it was transformed, and I moved the chickens I had raised from chicks in around June. I took pictures to document the transformation, and was extremely proud of myself. Well, the chickens started laying weeks later, and I even had my first broody sitting on eggs that were to hatch around September 5th. Well, on August 28th, Hurricane Irene hit, and we were flooded really bad. My house, garage, chicken coop, and everything was actually swept away by the water. My house came to rest in the middle of the road, about a quarter of a mile away from where it sat. It had to be bulldozed before the road was opened, so all I was left with was a pile of rubble on the side of the road. The garage and chicken coop went further down the road, but I did find the coop, on it's side, and broken in a revine. None of my chickens survived. We just moved into a new house, and I am determined to have chickens again. So on to my question.... I am looking for any advice to build a large, well built coop. As cheaply as possible... If anyone has any plans they could forward to me, ect ect. I have searched online for plans and I havne't really found anything that is free. My hope is to build a good size shed, and just make the inside nice for the chickens, and have a large outdoor run. We are just trying to start over, and want chickens to be a part of that ASAP! I appreciate any feedback! Here is the picture if the shed when it was delivered After some work, it was chicken ready! Their nesting boxes After being completely submerged in 15 feet of water and being swept over 1/4 mile.