Hi, I have been lurking for some time now, but decided it was time to join As a newbie, I'm obsessed with reading about coops and systems. We are getting 5 hens. I have a 10 x 10 dog kennel I would like to use, but also really like the paddock system idea. I thought about using the door panel of the kennel to split the run into two side, and building the coop to take the place of the 4th wall. I thought I could move the hens to the other side of the kennel after about a month, then move the entire kennel to a new spot for months 3 & 4 allowing the first two areas to recover. Mathematically speaking, there would be enough room on each side of the split kennel for 5 hens. My husband thinks it would be better to just put the coop inside the kennel allowing the hens full use of the kennel the entire time. Although I see his point, I hate to use free roam space for the coop, nor do we have the space to move the entire kennel every month. What are your thoughts?