Haven't got permits from the city yet, however, that hasn't stopped us from getting ready. The kids and I painted the nesting boxes / feeding box.. and the inside of the coop's ceiling. My husband made the boxes a couple days ago, and put the insulation/plywood in the ceiling this morning, before going to work!! So excited at the progress! I am going to pain the rest of the inside of the coop for easy cleaning and to give more light during daytime hours... I need to decide if I want to pay for more insulation/plywood or if I want to skip that and paint the walls, as the coop is sided stopping drafts. We need to figure out ventilation for the winter as the summer with the 4 windows open works awesome (as I painted in there today). This has been so much fun!!!