Hi everyone! First post cause I will be jumping into the chicken hobby - soon, I hope. I grew up on a small farm and we had chickens but that has been (nevermind - MANY, many) years ago. I've been reading all of your super helpful posts for a month or more and have learned a lot. Since hubby has made it clear that he will not be helping me on this project, it's up to me to pull together all the materials (yes, that's typical for him so nothing new). I was planning on trying to build something as I don't want to expend a ton of money but I also wanted a nice looking coop. Tonight I spotted an ad on Craigslist tonight that looks promising. Either one seems like a steal at $350. If you had to pick between these two, which would you choose? http://cedarcreations.weebly.com/products.html I'm leaning towards the first coop because it's larger and has great ventilation. Don't worry; I don't buy into the "great for 8-10 chickens" line. Also, what would be your recommendation for how high to mount it from the ground? I know that concrete footers are available but if I were to put it higher than that, what would I use? And if I can't walk inside (unlike the coop from my youth), what would the proper height to mount it? I'm 5 feet 6 inches. I've seen rats (current group dead!) around here so I certainly want to get it where future rats don't feel comfortable making a home underneath. I'll need to build a run to attach to this so that would be the next project. TIA!