I have 2 diffenrent coops, one for my layers and the other for my broilers. I have 12 layers and more on the way , I almost have one going broody(hope this the good therm ,i'm french) and i let them to keep them happy and i get more that way. they are free range, they even sometimes try to come in the house. My coops where built with recycled materials. And i am not a carpenter but the girls dont seem to mind.