more pictures further in thread too (before I realized I could update and add pictures right in this post) I have 4 chickens that live in a smallish coop and they will not let my 2 newest chickens in to roost at night (they are vicious!) so before the real winter weather gets here (in new england), I want to build them a secure coop. I had access to a few sheets of thick plywood all cut 48" x 31.75" and I drew windows and doors on the pieces and a friend cut them for me with a borrowed jigsaw. I bought 2x3s at HD and they cut them to lengths I needed and I had a few pieces of hardware cloth around - and a piece of plexiglass 31"x26" that I plan to use on the rear window (the big hole on the back wall - it has hardware cloth on it now). I miscalculated somethings and now need to borrow or buy a jigsaw to trim the side pieces down by an inch or so. I would love to be able to use a clear corregated roof for the coop but I think it is beyond my very novice carpenter skills. Any comments, suggestions or warnings would be very appreciated!! Oh, so the coop is 48" wide, 31" deep and 31" tall (actually a shed roof, 40" in the front, sloping to 31" in the back) - for 2 chickens Its ready for the roofing panels, which I hope to buy and attach tomorrow. I realized I have some more big gaps to cover with hardware cloth up under the roof -more ventiliation??? PS. I have a tolorant but not happy-to-have-chickens-so-close neighbor and I purposely splurged on this paint to make the coop ( I thought) 'cute' and nice-to-look-at, but today she cringed when I asked her about the color - she said she doesn't like purple (its blue, but I guess looks purple) and she would have preferred to have to see a coop that "blended in better" with the yard!! I'm so sad about it!! To keep peace, I wonder if I should go buy a gallon of nature green paint and re-paint my old and this new coop.