Okay, we built a new coop and run combo and planned to only have 3 chicks. Well, I know, I know, always build bigger, because now I want more girls! How many hens would you keep in this coop: It is about 4.5' x 9' total, and the coop is 4.5' x 4.5', and they are in it all day long. We let them out for about an hour in the afternoon at least in the summer (our yard is totally fenced with a privacy fence). We are considering building a portable run because I feel bad that they don't get much sun during the day when we are at work. Our yard is very small, though, a city lot, so we can't have a huge coop. I know there will be very varied answers, but just give me what you got! Thank you! ETA: correction, they are in the run all day long, not cooped-up in the coop! Also, I know we need more steps up the ramp, they just fly to get up there now, its not too functional.