hi everyone, i live in the middle of the biggest liitle city in the world, and figured it would be the perfect place to raise pullets! So i've built this little coop, meant for 2-3 hens. its built into a closet in the mudroom of our home with a doggy door that leads to the small side of our house. We cleaned out out side yard of leaves and rocks and found its actually layed with cement which is perfect for keeping predators out. we filled it with play and all purpose sand, and put cement blocks in front of the doggy door to help keep dirt out. Not to mention that since the coop is built into our mudroom, they get lighting and central heating! today we finished the outside and let our five week olds out for the first time. my goodness! they were flying from one end to the other! they seemed so happy, digging little holes and rolling around in them, chasing eachother, enjoying the sun....yay! now my mudroom wont smell so bad! anywhoo, heres pics of our little coop and the girls' first day out. this is simply improvision at its finest! so we built a chicken wire door where a closet door would be. that window opens up for ventilation, the bottom two feet are enclosed completely, and there is a doggy door that can be closed up at night leading out into the run on the side of the house.. ( i know the pics are small, its a camera phone thingy..) thoughts and input appreciated! thnx!