As always hubby did a wonderful job on using what we already had on hand to build the coop. Some improvements to this coop as opposed to the game hen coop is the fencing is higher for us to be able to walk in and not have to be practically on hands and knees to fetch from inside the run. The only items purchased was the fencing and conduit. We did discover that the conduit was cheaper by half instead of using purchased wood posts or steel fence posts.
Because of our location in a very wooded area we have to cover the runs in chicken wire to protect the birds.
The babies are already out and enjoying their run. This week we have allowed the babies to stay out all day and bring them in the house about 8 each evening. I am not even turning on the lamp at night for warmth anymore. It is 75 degrees in the house which is plenty warm for them. Plus I want them to settle down and go to sleep for the night.