Some folks put two levels of blocks around the perimeter however we chose only one level. Besides saving money we were located on pretty firm ground. Starting at one corner we dug down past the grass level then used sand to level out the blocks. Basically we checked the blocks by a straight edge, square and a level as we laid down each block. Being square and level is important in this case.
Again I covered the frame with fence boards and used a glass door from our butler’s pantry for the window in the chicken coop door.
Inside the chicken coop I first installed the sliding run door. I made a door out of ¼”masonite, rounded the corner to prevent it from catching and added a 1 x 2 at the top with a screw eye. I made the track with a ¾” dado cut. Attached to the screw eye is a small rope that goes to another screw eye at the top then goes through the rafter to the outside. The end of the rope has a carabiner attached that hooks to another screw eye when the door is in the open position. For the chicken nesting boxes, I used 1 x 2’s with a 1” space and which create slots for panels to separated the nesting area. For easy cleaning we applied some medium priced 12 x 12 self-adhesive linoleum tiles floorboards.