The coop has been slow going between the weather, modifying the plan mid construction, and indecision. I was very excited to get a big boost from my very supportive family who primed and put the first coat of red paint on the coop. What a difference paint makes for anything made out of reused lumber! Hopefully, the rain will stay away this weekend. The chicks are pretty big at 7 weeks (or is it 8... I'm losing track.) https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=7490-Coop_Page If it rains, I'm spending the day inside stealing Nifty's feeder plan... My take on the idea is to make it weather tight and put it on the outside of the coop, poking through the wall.