I am about to start building our coop and I would appreciate all the help, suggestions, additions or things you would have done differently, I can get. I am using pallets my husband gets for free from work. Here are my specs so far - we have 6 chicks it will be 4x6 or 4x8 depending on the pallets we get. That would include a foot on the end for nesting boxes so inside would be 4x5 or 4x7. The height will be 4ft on one end and 4 1/2 on the other. Will two nesting boxes be enough or should I do three? The plan is to put two 1 1/2 feet doors on the back for easy clean out. Venting at the top and at least 4 good size windows that can be closed or opened depending on the weather. And here's a couple of questions ~ Food and water - inside or outside the coop or both ? I read the roosts should be at least two feet off the ground and two feet apart, can they be to high ? If I can't be bury the fencing to keep out predators I was going to put stepping stones at least a foot wide all the way around, would that work ?