I've designed our coop ( mostly by looking at all your lovely coops in gallery on BYC!) and am off to lowes tomorrow to pick up all the materials to start building! I've incorporated an external access nest box for easy access of eggs, and a "manure box" (plywood bottom, 2x4 sides, with a hardware cloth lid on top to let the poo fall through) below the perch. Also, a double door access thats 3' wide (its a 5'x3' coop, only 4 chooks) for easy cleaning access. Any suggestions from the pros? This is my first chicken experience... and no matter how much I stalk the forum here, I'm sure there are people here that have amazing ideas to make both chicken life and our life a lot easier! Thanks all!