I just wanted to send a message along to you. I read through your post about advice on starting your flock and what size coop. I did all the same research and reading that you did and started with a small coop for my first flock. It was 4.5' x 8' and I had 16 hens in there. My run was only 10'x10'. This was plenty for them. They got to free range most afternoons and weekends.