I am looking to expand our chickens to include silkies. I have been reading as much as possible, and have reviewed the previous threads on silkie coops. I have a few questions! 1. I plan to purchase 6-8 chicks. What would be the minimum size coop you would want, knowing that I may end up with a few more (chicken math!) 2. How big of a run area would you recommend? 3. I saw a previous thread that showed a dog house converted into a silkie coop. Pros/ Cons? Of course it would require modifications! For example: http://www.lowes.com/pd_327020-8578...rentURL=?Ns=p_product_avg_rating|1&facetInfo= 4. Any special considerations for a silkie coop? We have an existing coop (tractor we call the chicken tank) for our current flock. It required a lot of work to build, and the cost was more than I would care to admit. Looking for an economical solution and one that will not require months of building! Thank you so much for your help!