My budget for a coop is $400 (Max!). I see a lot of coops on-line at hayneedle.com, chickensaloon.com, ebay, and craigslist. I'm looking to house 2-4 hens and have a little run for days that I can't let them out, although I do plan on letting them free range most days. Unfortunately my handy skills are nil and my husband can hardly put a nail in the wall so we are left to buying our coop. Things I definitely want in a coop are: modern look with treated wood, a slide out tray, easy for cleaning, nesting box, very secure (lots of predators here in Austin), good ventilation for hot summers, and easy access to collect eggs. So I have seen many coops on-line that look like they fit the bill, however I am skeptical. Are they really big enough and predator proof? So, I'm wondering has anyone had good experience buying on-line, is there a specific coop that you love and would recommend. My budget really has to be $400 tops. Looking forward to hearing your advice and experiences. I will be getting my chicks from my local feed store next week, thinking about a couple of buff opringtons and adding a blue laced wyandotte in a few weeks when they come in.