Is my coop big enough?
Welcome! You have enough room, barely. With a covered safe run, the coop doors could be left open at night, relieving some stress. If the run isn't predator proof, they will be locked in every night, and maybe days at times. Most likely your birds won't fly over the chainlink. Usually. Mary
- Monkey Lookout
It seems all is fine, but the one thing you may not have accounted for is chicken maths - its gets us all in the end and your coop would not really accommodate more than 6 birds. Who knows, maybe you have amazing powers of immunity to chicken maths! .
Recommended space requirements per bird is 4sq ft for the coop and 10q ft for the run.
I would recommend closing the coop door on a night time and no, they will not move from the roost once darkness falls, until daybreak. An automatic coop door may be something to consider if you are not a dawn riser.
All the best
Edited by CTKen - 4/7/16 at 6:42am