Since I am like, construction incapable, my father is helping me build the coop. Last night he did the frame. It looks really nice. I thought I would have a normal coop. Not according to him. This whole area in the pics is going to be the whole coop. For 7 chickens, who are not going to free range. This will be there WHOLE living quarters. It will have nest boxes, roosting poles, and it won't have a run. Supposidly this whole thing will be there run. I said "They can't just live inside." Well, I guess it is going to be covered in chicken wire with a tarp covering 2 sides of it. That doesn't offer any protection from sprinklers, rain, heat, cold. It gets 120 degree's were we live! It makes no sense at all. Its cruelty. The chickens will live in this little space, not let out, and they won't have any protection! Thoughts? I am leaving in a week for 3 months so I don't know what much I can do. Do you guys like the idea of this? I don't! I wouldn't mind it as much if it were like 1 or 2 chickens, but 7! No run, no protection. ARGHH! Here is the basic frame with some crude chicken wire around it (not attached yet).