I am currently trying to figure out how I want to turn my chickens' "coop" into a real coop. Right now they live in a rabbit hutch that looks almost exactly like this: http://tipdeck.com/how-to-build-a-rabbit-hutch (minus the nice looking newness of the whole thing ) I want it to have a run attached to the bottom, new sides (right now it's just mis-matched plywood that I hammered onto the sides), nesting boxes, and a roost. I want any and all tips on how to accomplish this! Here is what I had so far: -Roost: just a good sized branch? -Nest box: cardboard box from Costco? (We go there enough; I could replace it at least once a week!) Or a dog carrier taken apart into halves? -And for the sides, I saw on here that eventually plywood would breka down, so someone suggested a certain type of siding, and I can't remember the name of it! So, if you know it, please tell me. - Hardware cloth! To keep those pesky predators out. Let me know if what I am thinking is all wrong! :yiipchicken Becca EDIT: I also only have 2 chickens, so I figure that the coop they live in now has ample room for living, they just need a run!