Okay, we're in the process of being evicted from the current place due to the owner not wanting to pay the mortgage anymore and is going to let the bank take the house...(I'd have some choice words but I'll stay quiet, I like this forum). So the wife and I are looking at a place not to far from where we are now. I'm hoping to be able to get it (It's near you Cmom! be able to get to the next swap without getting lost lol). I wont have a coop besides the one I'm building now because the other is cemented into the ground (and even if I can get it out, I'll only be able to take the roof and corner posts). So I got to thinking, since the area is pretty large and has a lot of acreage (used to be a horse farm) I'm planning on getting a carport with either no walls or the 2 side walls and using either plywood or tear apart some pallets to put up. Would this be a good idea for a basic frame? Anyone else tried this idea?