We will start my coop with in the next few weeks or as soon as the weather decides to stop being manic! I want it to be approx. 144sq ft. , 1/4 of the coop will be for bantam cochins, I need a small area for food bins and the rest will be for large hens. BUT for the life of me, I can't figure out the best lay-out. 12x12 square, 8x16, 10x14???? I have played with it, but they all have some pros and cons! SO, what are you ideas and thoughts???