This is LONG & sort of rambling...sorry! So--we all know I have it pretty bad...bad enough that I wake up at 2am with a "vision" of my second coop and cannot go back to sleep because I'm doing calculations in my head of how many eggs & equine portraits I need to sell before I can build it! Anyway...my current coop is 8 x 8' x 8' and I have two runs & two indoor sections. I'm was hoping to make it into SIX sections with SIX runs but we moved my Muscovies behind it which eliminated the space for the last two runs. So I am now limited to just FOUR runs & FOUR sections. This may be my future bantam coop since they do not need quite as much room as my Brahmas or Cochins. As for my second coop, I'm thinking of two different options: Option one is to add onto the existing coop--taking it further north and keeping the width the same, but extending it out and making it maybe 24' long? I would lose TWO runs on the existing coop which could present a problem...but with some reconfigurations, I may be able to make it work... My other idea is to build a long building, about 8' w x 24' L like the one above, but to make it up against the existing runs but not attached to the building, itself. This would make watering, cleaning & heating more difficult and time consuming, but that way, I'd be able to put runs on 4 sides of the coop, rather than only 3. So one side of the 8' w part would be a hallway of sorts--about 4' w for me to walk into. The other 4' or so would be pens, constructed 4 x 4 with a height of about 8' so I could have multiple layers of perches and a nest box per trio. Each trio would also have a little run to the outside. As of right now, I think I have 12 different breeds, so I'd want 12 separate areas for them. I may be able to include one of the "empty spaces" into a brooder space. My hubby thought of doing stacked "cages" within the existing coop with two tiered runs (with dropping boards below the upper tiers). This sounded like an okay idea at first, but then I realized that would be A LOT of cleaning with 30+ chickens in an 8 x 8 area! Not to mention that my coop would look like Swiss cheese with all of those runs all over it. I hope some of that made sense? So it would basically be a long, narrow coop with 1/2 of it dedicated to chickens & the other 1/2 to my ability to walk down, feed/water & gather eggs.