BE PREPARED at your COOP!! Genious! eww SNAKES use Minnow TRAP ALWAYS sitting around the CHICKEN coop and run!!! DONT WAIT for a problem!!! link to tons of pictures and forum! ..............pss if you cut two 2ltr plastic soda bottles in 1/2 you can make the same thing with rabbit pen wire rolled for the middle.
Solar power - Solar powered chicken coop, light, auto open door, etc.
Don't forget a dust bath box for your peeps or they'll dig up your flowers/garden.