My coop is too small, I know that, and I plan to build a larger one as soon as I can get my kids to let go of their swing set, probably summer 2014. The hens only sleep in their coop, and are free whenever it is light out, so I don't think they are suffering really. In the meantime.. I found a free cedar dog house that is in good condition, that is actually bigger than my coop is now. Can I just add a second coop to the yard and let them decide if they want to sleep in one or the other? The 8 hens tend to split off into two groups, either 4/4 or 3/5, so would they just figure out where they want to be..or would they just keep using the old coop? Could this be a permanent solution? Other than having two coops to clean, is there any problem with this? Would they go back to the other coop to lay eggs or would I need to add nest boxes? eta, here it is: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/zip/3571147306.html I need larger nest boxes anyway, my JG will be laying soon and would appreciate a larger nest than we have now.