we're going to order some chix next week, we have 6 hens right now that we got as hens and are clearly 1-2 yrs old so we want the chix to come on line and cull the flock we have now to start a rotation per se. we free range and have a chix tractor we made the coop is 3x4 w/3 nests and a 4' roost which I think 1 may be using, generally they all huddle in the nest together. SO! we're a family of 5 and I think 6 is a good amount of eggs for us, Im trying to figure out how many chix to order, is 10 good? having a cushion to get us down to 6? do we have enough room come winter when they all tend to stay inside more? will we have enough room if all 10 make it to winter????? there is room inside to add another roost but idk?! Im more planning for winter since we free range right now I dont think it matters as much as when they are all litterally cooped up btw we're in se washington and this will be our first winter here so not really sure what to expect other than snow. tia!!!