Quick background: In January 2013 hubby and I purchased our first home on 8 1/2 mostly wooded acres. The property came with a coop attached to a shed that was obviously used as a slaughter house by the previous owners. Here is a pic of it before I fixed up the coop: This past spring I had considered converting the shed into another part of the coop. I only ended up with 9 chickens, though (1 BR cockerel, 2 BR pullets, and 6 Commercial Black (BR hatchery cross) pullets) so I just kept them in the coop. The coop measures 8 ft long by 4 ft wide and has 9 nesting boxes. I built a covered run to protect the chickens, and the arrangement has worked out well. Over the summer I acquired two new additions to my small farm...5 week-old Boer cross doeling goats. I ended up converting the shed that's attached to the coop into the goats' shelter. Chicken math is going to come into play the beginning of 2014. I plan on getting more chickens. I know the 8x4 coop just won't cut it. So, the plan is to do what I was originally going to do...to convert the now "goat shed" into a coop addition. I have another shelter already built for the goats inside one of there browsing enclosures. I was just going to use that smaller shed as a shelter for the goats if the weather is bad. Now I plan on making it their permanent home. I just have to finish sealing the roof and putting a latching door on it (to keep them predator safe). The current goat shed...soon to be coop addition...measures 12 ft long by 8 ft wide. Along with the current coop (again, measuring 8 ft x 4 ft), how many chickens can I have TOTAL without having to worry about overcrowding issues? I wanna know how many chicks I can get come spring Thanks!