I am new to chickens. My girls and a few roos arrived February 22 they are 8 weeks old tomorrow. I planned for 10 chickens but friends and family said if I wanted to end up with 10 chickens I needed to get 25. Well, I received 28 chicks from McMurrays and only lost 2 the first week. I have 26 sweet chicks and a coop designed for 10. So, do I add on the the existing coop or can I just build another coop big enough for 16 chickens so that between the two coops there is adequate space? The existing coop has 6 nesting boxes. The existing coop is off the ground inside a very secure run of about 250 square feet. I was not sure if two separate coops would be a bad thing. I would prefer to build another coop but bottom line I want to do what is best for my babies. Thank you all for your help. I am sooo glad I found this form. You guys are all so knowledgable and loving.