A few weeks ago, I lost my favorite hen to a Cooper's Hawk. She was not the first, but by god, she is going to be the last. I have free ranged for several years, and am having to curtail the time out. Sooooooooo...we are building a new coop and run. I only have 11 birds now (because the GD cooper's hawk took down so many), but I like to keep around 18-20. I really, really love my chickens. I had a large, open shed we built a few years ago for storing wood, hay, and a buggy. Half of that is now devoted to the new coop. It already has electricity, we are putting in a floor and a front. This is Day 3 of construction. And this is the run - 20' x 28' - my contractor friend likes to do things sturdy (yes, those are 6x6's). I suspect if a hurricane hits, we are leaving the house and coming out to the run.... By the time we are done, it will have a lovely red metal roof (all of our buildings have the same roof, I like things consistent) and be floor to ceiling hardware cloth with a two foot apron.