It was great! I have a little a frame chicken coop. The idea was that it would move around the yard, it's very light weight. But some horrible critter dug under it and got one of my chickens a few weeks back. So we moved it up onto the patio, which was a stinky dirty mess and we didn't like that, but we kept our birds safe. In the mean time I planned and planned. I finally decided to dig a trench, bury hardware cloth, attach that hardware cloth to my coop, making it a permanent coop. But to do that I'd need a door because it was one where you just sorta lift one end and they go in or out. (made a whole post about the door) Anyhow did the door last week. That went super well. Today I got up early and dug the trench and did the wire. Then I attached it to the coop. Then I decided to wall in one end that had a roof but not walls so they have one more closed in end of the run part. (I know, you need pictures.) So we went for a drive. I found a stack of wood on the side of the road, like for garbage, that was perfect. And it truly was, it fit where I needed it to perfectly! I didn't have to even cut. So I did all that. Later this week I'm going to paint all the wood. I think it will look less kludge-ish then. But it's super secure, super practical for my chickens and me and I did it all myself! My hands are TORN up and I'm sore and tired, but I am so proud of my work. It won't win a cute coop contest but I'm really happy. I'll take pictures tomorrow. I'm going to paint it yellow. Because I happen to have a can of yellow paint. Here are the photos It's all rainy, but you get the picture: door side of coop by Erin K Creatoins, on Flickr Other side/end of coop/ by Erin K Creatoins, on Flickr and my new walls totally worked! It rained all night and was still raining this morning and it was totally dry under the loft area! So they now have two areas to go in the rain, one on the ground level and of course, their loft area. They seemed happier. Silly chickens would never sit upstairs in the rain, they would just sit under the loft but still get wet and look all angry and dripping. I know it looks like a ghetto coop but I love it. Paint will come soon. Ghetto coop by Erin K Creatoins, on Flickr Ripped off all the plastic chicken wire and replaced with hardware cloth. It needs paint. It's really ugly. I love it though.