Your honest input is needed. I have sketched, crumpled, measured and sketched again to give my husband a guide for my "ideal coop". I want 12, but I am making sure the coop has room in case there are a few extras that join in at the last moment Since my 7 girls are currently in a coop that is only 4' tall on the "tall" side, this should seem like a mansion to them. Coop size: 6'x8' with 6' walls to an 8' peak. 11' of roost space. 4 individual nest boxes and 1 3' communal box. This is looking to the right when you walk in the coop. The wall measures 6'. There is a roost 12" from the wall over an 18" poop board (something I've always wanted, but couldn't do in my current coop). Under that are four nestboxes that measure 12"x12"x14". 12" in front of the nest boxes is another roost with poop board (the boxes actually sit on the board). My thought is that it creates a little walkway with safety railing lol. From the poop board to the floor is a 10" ramp with a 10"x10" platform halfway down. If my math was correct, there should be room for an angle slightly gentler than 45 degrees. On the floor level with a 5" lip is a communal nest box. It measures 3'x16"x16". If one of my hens goes broody I plan to relocate her into that box and then use a PVC frame with wire to sort of block it off until she and her chicks are ready to venture. This is looking at the back wall when you walk in. You can see the depth changes between roosts and boxes on the left. There will be a pop door that measures 12"x16" that is raised off the floor by 6" since I plan to use that primarily during the winter when we switch from sand bedding (only 3" deep) to DL. Speaking of DL, the two pink "bars" on either side of the door are brackets to slide in a board so that when the bedding gets higher it wont pour out the door. I'll use that door to let the girls out when the weather is nice (ex: not raining, excessively windy, snowing, freezing cold). I meant to draw the door 4" off the floor, but forgot so I did the little dotted line. My 8yo came up with the idea of a mural of a rainbow going to a basket of eggs instead of a pot of gold. I thought that was a super cute idea. This is the side that you would enter from. Again, you can see how the boxes and roosts come into the room. There is a 3' space on the far side of the bottom nest box so I thought I could use that space and the area under the ramp for feed and water. I can also probably squeeze some supplies like bags of feed or shavings under there. I want to do a dutch door so I can open the top and get some great air flow. Again, door was suppose to be 4" higher and I added brackets for this door too. You will note that there are no windows or vents drawn in. There is also no east wall because there isn't really anything there. As far as windows, I plan on getting together as many as I can and putting them wherever they will fit. In the warm months I want the coop as "open" as I can get away with. As far as vents, I would love input on what style to put where. I am in cold Maine on open property, so we get some serious winds around here. This last one is basically just to show flow and floor space. One last thing I wanted to share: I am doing 2"x4" roosts laid wide side up. I wanted to be able to remove them if need be so I came up with drilling a 4"x4"x4" block into the poop board and then attaching 2"x4" pieces on either side to make something that resembled a football goal. In theory the roost should sit right in it. Alright, hit me with it! I'm eager for feedback!