We have a young flock of 10 ranging from 4 days old to 3 weeks old. Hubby and I are working on a coop but I wonder if we are going about it correctly. We are making a coop only for the hens to lay eggs and sleep in. For the rest of the time, we are planning on letting them free range in our fenced yard (tall privacy fence). The 3 week olds spend all day outside already and I bring them in the house to "the chicken room" to sleep. The chicken room has boxes with hay, food, water, and a heater. Our design looks like this, except ours is larger, and the inside will be a single floor plan with hay + nesting boxes, and there won't be a pen on the other side, it will just open up to the garden. https://www.backyardchickens.com/coops/edlup.html Are we being unrealistic in thinking that they will only need a place to sleep and stay safe at night for a coop? They just really love free ranging and we would hate to see them caged up. This is our first time having chickens, so any advice would be appreciated.