We just got 9 Black Star chicks and are planning to convert one of our barn stalls into a predator proof coop and small chicken yard. The stall is 10' x 14' and my plan was to build a 10' x 5' platform for the enclosed coop and then predator proof the entire stall. The most chickens we ever plan to have would be 15, so would this plan work for 9-15 chickens? This is a basic idea of what I had in mind for predator proofing the chicken stall. The current stall has a 15" stone footing around it and we would use chicken or stock wire where this example has rails. The chicken door on this example would be about where the stone footer ends and the door would be set on top of the footer with a small step up stoop on the outside. The predator proofing wire would go up to the top of the stall to create a roof. I'm not sure how many nesting boxes to put in the coop area, since all chickens would be shut into the coop at night for added protection and then let out during the day. I plan to include roosts in the coop and in the yard area, anything else that I should consider? Should we put the food and water in the coop, or the yard?