I have been researching, deliberating, and changing my mind a few hundred times since October. This is my first time as an adult having my own chickens. Had em growing up. Anyway, our house is on 1/4 acre just outside of city limits. We will be getting 4 hens in February. Initially I wanted to build The Garden Coop because of its attached and covered run (rainy area of Washington state), but since we are renting I think it would be best to build something more "moveable." Also our neighbors have hens and their run is not covered. So I have decided - hopefully finally- to build a free standing 4x4 hen house. The hen house will be secure and predator proof, Im not worried in that area. The run, which will enclose the hen house, Im thinking to make from 5 foot t posts and chicken wire. I know, I know - hardware cloth is best but Ive been given a whole roll of chicken wire for free, since they will only be in the run during the day and secure in their little house at night this should be ok? They will have shelter from rain underneath the hen house or they could of course go back inside. I was thinking to make the run abo it 10x6 or so. Do you experienced chicken people think this is sufficient? Thanks!