We have decided on a plan for this coop/run. It's to be built on an old "choice deck" (fake wood) deck with the lower deck stripped open, covered, and made into the run. There was some debate at first on whether we should/could partially close in the run, but it's all irrelevant now. So if you would like to follow our progress, it starts on Page 2 of this thread. I'm a photo geek, so there will be a lot of progress pictures. I spend HOURS and hours here at this forum every day, and we got our first 2 babies yesterday, with 4 more coming in a few weeks. This is supposed to be a black Australorp or a Jersey Giant. She has bright yellow dots below her eyes that are so cute. This one is supposed to be a Silver-laced Wayandotte. I have my doubts...the ones I see on the internet have brown stripes on their backs...hmmmm.... Do you think I got what I asked for? The feed store said this order came in completely unorganized and unidentified, like had never happened before. They were so upset - the chicks went to the wrong post office (where another division of their feed store had closed down years ago!) and then they sat for 24 hrs with no care! They lost half of the group, and I felt so bad, I had to take a few home.