My wife and I live in Upstate SC, near Greenville. No chickens or coop yet. Just beginning to learn, and would like to figure out the best coop to build on a budget but still look decent. It's just the two of us now. I have just under an acre of land in a sub division. Semi-rural atmosphere, no restrictions. I have enough trees and a lower area in the back where I could locate the coop where it would not be seen from the road, but still close enough to go back and forth to feed, water, etc. Don't know which chickens to choose. Moderate climate. Warm Summers and moderate winters with a rare snow and only about a month or two of freezing temps. Posted this answer up in the introduction forum. But figured I would start another thread here to ask for advice. If you veteran chickeners had it all to do over again from "scratch" (no pun intended), how would you build the perfect small coop. Which kind(s) of chickens would you use? How tall for easy access. Outer doors for outsisde harvest of eggs? I've learned to listen to those with experience to shorten the learning curve. Thanks in advance for any help.