I am thrilled with “Chick Mahal” the name of our marvelous Carolina Coop. My birds love it and we are getting wonderful production from them daily.
The assembly was virtually perfect. The only mistake made was the Human Door firring strips to hold down the hardware cloth were cut backwards. The long sides were too long, and the short sides were too short. Also, two of the Rafter separators were marked incorrectly, but it was easy to solve both problems.
I chose to use screws instead of nails for all of the nails you sent, and I would highly recommend that you switch even if you have to charge more. I don’t hammer a lot, and driving screws was easier on my arms, and much less destructive to the coop! I did wear out the square drive bit you sent, but that may have been due to my not pushing hard enough. I do prefer the new star screws that are out there now, and I wouldn’t have minded paying a little extra for those either.
We attached our coop to an existing run leaving the run end open. Attached are some pictures. We also attached our temporary coop to the run to use as a Broody coop when we are ready to hatch some chicks.