I'm pretty new here, but the advice in advice given in some of the posts has really helped me with my first mini flock. I got three chicks back in July, and started building a coop and run for them that same weekend. Because my neighbors' houses are all very close to my backyard fence, the only place for my coop is under my 2nd floor deck. I couldn't find anything on the board similar to what I was planning, so I winged it, borrowing concepts from other designs. Two weeks later, I had a semi-stealthy under deck chicken coop. Here are a couple pictures of the construction progress to give an idea of the layout. Frame assembly under the deck. Frame assembly under the deck with coop floor joists installed. Roof assembly in the garage. Enclosed coop. Full width doors on the coop above and a chicken escape hatch below. Fully assembled coop and run under the deck. Head clearance under my deck is just short of 6 feet. Inside the run, clearance is probably less than 5'-6". One of my chicks, Alfred, started laying last week, before I was ready, so I bolted on an exterior nest box this afternoon. I can post some updated photos if anyone is interested. So there it is. My first coop for my mini Oakland flock. I hope that my design might inspire someone as the wealth of information here has inspired me.