I am sure this question gets asked a TON here, but I figure, why not, lets ask again.. I might have a little more info that helps with a decision.. To build, or to buy..thats my dilemma. Currently, I just inherited 6 hens (2 of them bantams), and I think thats probably about as big as the flock will be. To get the chicks moved quicker (their old owner sold their house, needed to move and wasn't able to move the coop which was part of the shed), we are borrowing a home build tractor. While we can use it as long as we want, I think its time to move the ladies into something a little nicer and roomier. I started looking at all kinds of options of buying, then I thought, heck, I can build something that will work.. After about 3 week of thinking about it, I came up with something is roughly just a 4x8 box, with a slanted roof. When adding up what I think I need from a rough sketch (4 - 4x4s, 16 - 8' 2x4s, 10 - 6' 2x4s, and 8 sheets of ply), I came up with a rough cost of about $400, all before hardware, roofing and finishing material (the plan has a door on each end and a built out nesting box). Sure, it is probably a bit big (and slightly over estimated on lumber), but I'd rather have the extra room. Plus with my 4 out of 10 carpentry skills, it being late November and I live in Maine, it has me more thinking about buying. Now, I know that if I buy a prebuilt one for the a bit more, the quality can't be out of the world, but I figured I would see what others thought.. A lot of the knowledge I have about chickens came from MyPetChickens.com. They seem like they know whats going on, and they have some nice coops on sale. I was thinking "The Bungalow" would work well - http://tinyurl.com/nj35r43 And not a bad price. Then I started thinking more locally, and while I do live in a pretty big farming community, with plenty of folks having chickens, its harder than I thought to find something.. But, RootsAndCoops.com is somewhat local and offer some nice coops at a decent cost. I was thinking "The Layla" (http://tinyurl.com/p4m7qze) as an option.. Then while doing more research here, one of the ads popped up was for http://cumfychickencoopsnhutchs.com/. I checked out the site a bunch, but nothing really screamed at me..but I figured I would throw it in there.. At looking at the 3 sites, MyPetChicken seems to be a winner as they seem to have a large web presence (and free shipping) and Roots and Coops are somewhat local and I could have a nice looking coop assembled by the end of the week... So, any thoughts on any of these?