Here is the coop my sweety and I are planning on building. It is the one design we both could agree on. Should go nicely with the koi pond. It is a bit of a rough sketch, as I am not a pro at sketchUp and it does not let me do an octogon... only a hexagon. The plans for an "easy gazebo" I have are octagonal I think (I can post a link if anyone is interested). The yard will be hardware wire inside trellis fencing. The birds (leaning strongly toward Wellies) will be free-range most days as long as weather is good and I am home. Under the laying coop will be a "sandbox" and feeder and waterer in good weather. The roosting box (gazebo) will have plexi on the outside of the windows in winter. We will start building in February most likely... I will keep you posted!