Well, i thought this summer i had some plausible ideas about piecing together a coop. First we bought a converted rabbit hutch and then a 10x5 kennel to use as a surround and run, and opened it up at the backside to create more space. Then added on another converted kennel with a chick-n-barn inside. Overtop is a mish mash of kennel covers and tarps tacked up against the outside of the garage door that this whole contraption is up against. Everything was fine this summer, but tonight we got our first big thunder storm with pouring rains. Now i see all the flaws in my system. Rain is leaking through overlaps and pockets and it's just a huge mess. Thank goodness the hutch and chick-n-barn where the kids are sleeping is watertight, but i clearly have a ton of work to do on the overall roof design. i should have just hired a contractor to build a nice coop and pen, as i have probably spent about a thousand, in bits and pieces on this contraption. i'm going to post pictures as a warning of what NOT to do. This is what we started with, the hutch with a kennel surround. Then we added another kennel and the chick-n-barn. So now we have this long rambling collection of hutches and kennels. We're in Southern California, and this would be fine were it not for the leaky roof situation. After the storm tonight, i'm thinking if we could add something like a patio roof overtop of the whole thing, we might be okay. Any input would be most appreciated.