Finally got those girls out of the horse trough. It was high time! I know we'll need to build something larger for the eight girls if I end up keeping all of them through winter. We had plans for the bigger, better and insulated coop before we got the girls but thought then, that we would be living on our property in our new home. With this economy, plans have changed, so we built the Coopalita for the interim. I do believe the girls are loving it. I know I am. (More pics on my page.) Actually, it still needs a few bits and pieces, like a couple latches and shingles for the roof and boxes! That will come before the rains. Mmmmm, did I mention that I love hearts?! Something I learned while building this coop: It is so very helpful to actually have chickens before you build so you know what kind of mess a chicken can actually make, and then plan accordingly!