We have always thought it would be cool to have our own chickens. So, while I waited for better weather to pour the slab for my new shop in NC, I decided to build us a chicken coop. First we did a bunch of research on raising chickens, and let me tell you, there is a lot of information out there, from bare bone coops on farms to extravagant city coops. We decided to build something in the middle, functional, yet good looking. I searched the internet (a lot) and finally found what I was looking for. A very nice looking well thought out and interesting design, I think will work well for our purposes. Thank you to Aaron at Rusticman (http://www.rusticman.com/chicken-coop-project-part-1/) for capturing your work and sharing with us DIY'rs. So, over two weekends, I prepped the ground, bought some supplies and started building. I made a few modifications on my own, and many from feedback I got from Aaron who returned my email with some lesson learned from his project. Hey, why not improve the design if it’s easy enough to incorporate while building. I finished most of the work, but now have to wait to paint as it has been raining constantly and/or temperatures have been below freezing. Anyway, we have about a dozen young chickens at a friend’s house, and we can’t wait to get them into their new coop. I will post some more pictures when painted and complete.