However, with all of the cats in the neighborhood which could do harm to our little birdies, we were thinking of using some unused space in the attic. So, this weekend, I built a chicken coop:
I used leftover wood from my parent's old entertainment center and $30 worth of hardware cloth.
It's actually a mouse proof storage bin for our ginormous Christmas Tree. This thing takes up serious space: 3 rubbermaid containers (which will go in the garage) a duffel, and 2 large IKEA bags.