Ok so I've heard the math 4sqft. of coop and 10sqft. of run but...... How many chickens would you have in a 8' x 8' run and 4' x 4' coop? I've started to buid today finally! However I decided to build a reasonable and inexpensive sized coop for my first forray into chicken keeping. I have a smallish backyard and space already taken up by vegie plots so I didn't want it to take up too much of my sons play area. I will be letting them out to forage for a few hours each day as I'm a mostly stay at home mom. I was hoping for anywhere from 3-5 hens more than enough eggs for us and some to share with my neighbors as a bribe since they have all said they loved the idea and would stay hush hush to our HOA till I get enough support to take the issue up to the board members.