I just ordered a chicken coop!!!!
Clubhouse Coop online for $399 and it had great reviews and tons of features that I wanted. I waivered on the prospect of building a coop - it went from totally doable to something I wasn't sure I wanted to tackle - back and forth and back and forth. Neither the mister nor I are master carpenters, but I know people with way less skill have cobbled together coops. I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg so I thought making it would save money, but I also know I'd have to buy lots of stuff - even with our stash of lumber, I'd need hardware cloth and hinges and latches. plus, i kind of didn't want my coop to look like crap, and our cobbled together one probably would. This one isn't huge - big enough for 4 chickens, which is all we want to start with - but you can add runs lengthwise (they sell them separately) or if we get more chickens than this will hold maybe then we can tackle making another coop and this could be a separation coop, or one for more delicate little ladies. I'm pretty excited! We'll still get chickens in the spring!