"I didn't want anything to do with my husband's grand plan to grow chicken... but oh well, that's how it goes. He is a custodian at a grade school that was hatching chicks for the spring term. He came home one day with 8 fuzzy little chicks and grand plans to eat free eggs. Thank you so much for the chicken coop plans you sent. After careful consideration we decided to start with a small temporary and easily movable pen so that we could take our time building a larger permanent coop. I knew the plan was in trouble when Mike, my husband, insisted on starting with 6 foot 4x4's. Nothing temporary or portable about that. $300 some dollars later I am sending you pictures of phase one of the chicken coop. They shouldn't start laying eggs until late fall, so we will build the rest later. For now home is a large dog house. They really seem to like it."