I know this gets asked a lot but my net is slow so bare with me! We're downsizing the hens (and then upsizing? hehe) and will be adding 6 more chickens to the flock in the summer, which will bring us to 11 chickens. We're finally going to build a purpose built hen house at the bottom of the garden and turn the current hen house over to the goats. Currently our 'henhouse' is 17x12 which a total area of 13x12 turned over to actual chicken space. I'm looking to go quite a bit smaller then that though. Our hens are mainly free range but we'd be building a deck to extend living space on days where its too nasty out to free range but they need to go out. The deck will have a sun tuff roof and be fenced in. I was thinking about 8x10ft as our coop space, which equals out to about 7 sq. ft. per bird, plus another 5x8ft area as the deck. Do you guys think that'd be big enough?