Well- our 12 Banties are out of my Daughters room, and into the 3 x 12 entryway of my "office" out back. It used to be a 12 x 14 barn, we divided it into a main room and an entry-- the entry floor is tiled, the main room indoor/outdoor carpet. Stucco walls etc... I haven't used the office in years-- so I lined the floor and bottom foot or so of the the walls with a heavy tarp before adding their shavings, and a chickenwire door.... VIOLA! Temporary coop. HOWEVER-- now a dilemma.. we now have 10 more chicks (Rocks) in daughters room that will be introduced to the flock, and we plan to get about 15 more in a month...(more egglayers & polish) OBVIOUSLY that small space is inadequate, and I never planned on it being permanant anyway... I have 2 Choices-- (A) Give up my office- cover all the floors in tarp etc and cut a hole in the outer wall for a chicken door (once we build the run) OR (B) Spend about $600 on a 10 x 10 coop with a run. The office is allready built, has electricity, has that 3x12 I can use for just Roo's, and is secure/well insulated-- but it is so NICE, we put a lot of time and $$ into re-furbishing that barn--ya know? We Hate to ruin it-- but all the same--$600 and the time/labor to build it make a good argument for using the office. What would YOU do?????