My coop is adequate for 14 chickens, 8X10. For awhile now I've been considering keeping them locked in the coop for a day, for various reasons. I was just waiting for cooler weather to do it. They have never spent an entire day in the coop. Now the cooler weather has arrived and I have the perfect opportunity to lock them in since we are going to be out of town for the day, on Friday. However, I just read a post about chickens cooped up pecking another one blind. I am also concerned about Lilith and Lil' Bit, my two lowest ranking hens, getting picked on excessively while we are gone. They usually hang out together when free ranging so they stay out of the bossier hens way. I've considered keeping everybody locked up except Lilith and Lil'Bit and leaving them inside the fenced yard. What to do???