Hello there, I'm a 16 year old Okie, one who is totally addicted to chickens. . I don't know how large my soon to be "coop" is at this time, but I want to know how big a coop needing to house 26 hens need to be. What I have now I know won't be big enough (unless my dad DOES let me convert the shed which IS big enough, which I doubt he'll do but fingers are crossed ). Currently it looks like someones old workshop complete with cabinets galore , ok so only four cabinets and a few drawers. It's great for chicks, but not so much once they get big. My mom does want me to use the bigger shed, all it needs is a bit of insulation, a run, a little square door for the birds to get to the run, nesting boxes, and roosts, but I doubt my dad will let me use it. I know I've said alot, but my point is is that I need to know the FTxFT I need for this amount of birds.