Do you stick to the 3 square foot per chicken rule? How big is your coop and how many chickens are in there? I am forcing myself to stick to it.....we also have tons of different levels in there for them to fly up onto for days they are stuck inside (they are scared of the scary white snow). Ours is about 45 square feet and home to 6 eleven month old pullets currently......6 more coming in April, and that is all for that coop. My run is 140 square feet. I know some people on here don't follow the rule - just reading how many birds and how big coops are.....I'd think with many different levels though, that that should be ok? Our coop is 7 feet high as well....so we have all sorts of different roosting or perching boards in there. It may be 45 sq ft...but with the height as well....wouldn't that account for something if it's kept clean? Not adding more birds after my new 6 arrive, but just trying to figure out if it's a hard fast rule.