I am designing a chicken coop, and I am thinking about trying a two story type design. I need to have enough space for 60 chickens; 30 hens and 30 meat birds. My husband thought if we make a two story chicken barn, we will have a smaller footprint and save on foundation/roofing costs etc. I am curious if anyone has done such a thing? I assume the bottom floor would need to be at least 6.5 feet tall to accomodate a person easily for cleaning purposes. Therefore, the second floor would be potentially 7-8 feet off the ground. Would chickens even use it? Would they hike up a ramp and stair system that high to get into their coop at night? Should the hens or the meat birds go on the top? I would have two separate runs as well, coming from the different floors. The hens are mostly Australorps and a few Dorkings, and the meat birds are all Dorkings. Any info, help, advice, pictures are very welcome! Thanks!!