Hello, I'm relatively new to owning chickens and have been making all sorts of mistakes as I go. I think I may have stumbled upon another one. I have one of those standard coops/runs you buy from ebay/amazon with the little window in the house part. I think its one of the larger ones so maybe 7ft x 3ft. I have a L/F Buff Orp (had about 5 months), One medium/small Brahma mix and one small/medium leghorn mixed hens (had both about a month). The B/O I got from being a chick and didn't really realise she would grow so big so I have been letting them all out free range in our large garden. This was going well for a while and now the garden is slowly being destroyed. The hubby wants them locked up and Molly is finding this very frustrating being that I have let her out every day for the last few months due to her size. When confined she paces alot, she picks on the Braham mix (Louise) and cries out when she sees me to let her out. Needless to say I've given in and let them out. The other two seem fine being locked up except that Louise gets the brunt of Mollys frustration. So, now Molly is going to this nice chap who has a large farm and she can roam in a large enclosure to her hearts content. Do you think Louise and Thelma (the leghorn and brahama mix) will cope OK being confined once a bit of room has been free'd up? Is 7ft x 3ft a big enough run for them? I could always extend in a month or two if I needed to but for now do you think these two will cope alright considering space requirements. I can also let them out a little on a weekend but in reality because they never want to be herded back in this might be only when I'm cleaning them out etc ... We have decided to try and sell our house so unfortunately a garden of destruction won't be an option for much longer so we will need to work out a way of confining our two remaining chickens.