We have been trying to plan a coop & run but everything we design costs too much money. I think my hubby has decided he is done with the project so I am on my own on this. He wants me to get rid of the 6 baby chickens in the shower stall. So now I am down to using my daugher's little tikes playhouse that blew down the hill 2 years ago and has never been retrieved. With effort I can probably get the thing up the hill. Anyway, I looked at a bunch of little tikes playhouse chicken coops on this forum and looked at the one on the coop design area. I really think this might work but I have some questions and would appreciate any input. Has anyone tried to use the deep litter method with one of these playhouses. My concept is to build a deep pull out drawer and set the playhouse on top. The drawer would be on top of a table so there would be run area under the playhouse. Has anyone tried this? We get a lot of wind in the winter although our temperature rarely gets below freezing. That wind is why the playhouse is down the hill. So I will have to attach that playhouse to the table base Any suggestions on attaching the playhouse to the base? I was thinking of putting a wooden nest box outside two of the windows. Has anyone had any sagging problems from the wooden nest box being too heavy? We have a lot of predators including fox, bobcat, coyotes, possum, hawks, snakes, wood rats/pack rats, etc. I saw one bear about 9 years ago and a mountain lion in our driveway about a year ago. There are lots of deer so I am hoping the mountain lion will stick to the deer. We had one of those rubbermaid plastic bench storage units up against the back of the house to store our bird seed. The tree squirrels chewed through it to get to the seed. I am worried that something may try to chew through the playhouse. Anyone had any problems of this type? I really liked the design of the Chicken Ranch coop on the small coop section of the Coop Design page, but I am concerned with our preydator issues that we need to enclose the whole thing inside a preydator proof run. What do you think? Anyone ever had anything chew through or break into the plastic playhouse? It is easy to put the ladder & door in the bottom of the support table but that doesn't allow for closing the door or is there a way to close a bottom access door? I have thought of using one of the windows with ladder as access and closing the shutters to lock the chickens in the coop at night. Any thoughts or suggestions? I am still considering the run. I am looking into dog runs but really prefer the wooden option shown on the Coop Design Page. I know I have to trench around the whole thing. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help, suggestions, or ideas. This is such a creative group.