I have my coop mostly done. It is going to be a chicken coop/dog shelter. It is 7 foot by 6 foot I believe and I am ordering 25 chicks, and might be getting a few more from some local places, max 30, do you think this is enough space for them at night? I haven't put the roosts up yet, how many should I put up? the dog is only going to be out there during the day with them as a guardian as he comes inside in the evenings when we get home. How many nest boxes should I have, I am recycling the tidy cats 35lb litter buckets for nesting boxes. Do you think this will be too small for black giants, black minorcas, black stars, columbian wyandottes, egyptian fayoumis, white and brown leghorns, rhode island reds, salmon faverolles, and silkies? They are going to be in a 80 x 20 pen, and I might have to clip wing feathers if they start jumping the 4ft fence. I just got through planting grass and clover for them to forage through as well. Going to be planting them a tree or two so that they don't have to go into the coop or under the coop lip for shade. I am thinking about using a kiddie pool for water, as the german shepherd also likes to get in the water, but I am not sure. Might also want to get my hands on a duo or trio of muscovy ducks later as well. one drake and three hens, or two hens, or three hens, or one drake and one hen. Just planning about. Also, anyone know any good treats? =) my previous chickens used to get strawberries, mealworms, watermelon, cantaloupe, shrimp, and some other table scraps such as corn, green beans, beef, and potatoes.