So we were given about 24 hours notice that we were receiving a flock of 11. They'll be a flock of 7 soon. No, we're not eating them, they're going to another family. We had to slap up a quick coop for them. Now we're wondering if this can become their permanent coop, or if we'll need to modify, expand, or just plain build a different one. The floor dimensions are 4' x 7'. It's an A-frame, so it has 4.5' height up to the peak. My concerns so far are: - because things are so tight up there under the roof, the roosting space is a bit "snug", and they seem to have difficulty spreading their wings to get on and off the roosts. Is this OK, it should we try to straighten the walls and put a shed-roof on there instead to open things up? How tall should it ideally be? - since the hens are 2 years old, I'd like to get 3 or 4 chicks this Spring to have fresh layers lined up, while allowing some of the ladies to retire. this would bring the total back to 10 or 11. The hens are outside ALL day long, but still, even with the walls straightened and more head-room, wouldn't it be too small for a flock of 10? So far, with 11, there's been no picking, but it's only been a week, and they haven't been stuck in the coop due to bad weather yet.