Well, my husband is dead set on putting sod down in the backyard. I informed him that no living creature in my charge would set foot out there for at least a year, but of course the coop and run are back there. My kids certainly won't be going out to play on the swing set amongst the neurotoxins... Knowing that I will be keeping my new babies confined to the coop and run after they are big enough, how large should I have the run built? There will be 4 Orpington (or similarly sized) hens. That is all our ordinance allows us to have. I want them to be happy! 10 x 12? Larger?