Hello! I have a 36X60 barn that I've had restored. New roof, new foundation, floors, etc.. Basically, I just use it for storage and a workshop. I've been wanting to raise some chickens and possibly some other livestock someday. My question: Are there any reasons not to take a corner of my barn and build a coop in it so that I can utilize this existing structure? Or is it better to have a seperate, free-standing structure? The barn would definitely provide protection from the weather and undesirable critters as it has a solid cement floor, etc.. I think it would be more cost effective then a seperate structure. Years ago, there was a lean to added to the south end of the barn and my great-great grandmother raised a 100 hens in it. I don't plan on going to that extreme I'm thinking more in the neighborhood of 8-10 hens. Thanks for your thoughts on this.