Hello, I've been kicking around the idea for a while now about raising my own chickens. I've finally decided to give it a shot and will be picking up my chicks this weekend. I'm going to go ahead and try to get my coop built also. I have a general idea in mind, but don't quite know the dimensions yet. I'm going to build an elevated box essentially with the run attached. Basically a big rectangle. I'm planning on anywhere from 4-6 chickens. How big should the enclosed box be and how big should the footprint be? I was thinking the run, including the space under the coop would be 10'x5', with the coop being 4'x5' and the whole unit being about 5' tall. Is that too big, should I scale it down? Thanks for any suggestions. I've still got to add up the cost of something like this as I may just end up buying a pre-fabbed unit from Tractor Supply or somewhere if it is too much.