Hi- I currently have 5 large fowl pullets who have a 4x8 coop, a 113 sq ft run attached to the coop, and 3 nesting boxes with external access. I have 3 bantam chicks in a brooder. My goal is to integrate the bantam and the big girl, but I want to have a backup plan because I know that is tricky. I can do a second coop, but I think I can house them together. I'd like to continue free-ranging my big girls when I come home from work. However, I worry about my Silkies falling prey to hawks (I have seen 2 in the area - Red Shouldered Hawks - but not since April). And I worry about my Sebright flying out of the yard. I had envisioned in letting the big girls forage and the little ones stay penned in the covered run. But that will cut off access to the nesting boxes in the coop. Is there a way I can leave the littles in the run, let my big girls forage, and still allow them access to the nesting boxes? Or am I just better off doing a second coop and run? Space and marital tranquility are both issues, here. My yard isn't infinite, nor is my hubby's patience. Here's my coop (it's unfinished in this pic): Here's from inside the run. The run is just attached to the front of the coop: I just leave the big door open every morning. I have no pop door. Thoughts? Ideas? Advice? Insults? Wait, no. No insults. My ego is fragile this week.