Your forum is completely addictive and extremely informative! So I quit lurking today and registered. I'll post an intro a little later, but I would like to say I've raised chickens in one form or another for 40 years and will be sharing my tips for a healthy flock, in hopes I can add some value to this site. (Although I am very impressed at how thoroughly all the relevant topics have been covered here.) However, right now, I'm in need of some feedback. I tried a topic search and didn't see any mention of anyone here building John Silveira's design for a fenced chicken coop/garden: http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/silveira44a.html This is what we plan to build in March. I'd sure love to hear from anyone who's built this design and what worked and didn't work for you before we hire a carpenter. Thanks!