I have 6 chickens right now and I am getting 4 more. My only 6 are staying in a 6x6 coop with a 5x10 run. (heres the link to the run) http://www.tractorsupply.com/doc-bob-reg-professional-kennel-5-ft-w-x-10-ft-l-x-6-ft-h-3606033 I already have 1 of the cages and I am going to buy another one for my 4 new chickens. They will all use the same coop, I was just going to combine them together! Wouldn't that make a 20x10 run? This is really hard to explain. I got 20x10 by moving the gates east and just adding 3 more pannels to each side. That is plenty of room for 10 chickens isn't it? They will free range too. I also wanted to know if there were any plants I could go ahead and start to grow before I add the extra run space? I understand this is hard to follow (well, for me atleast), but if you don't get something please ask. I really need to know! Oh, and what should I cover the top of my run with? After reading this read post #5 for a good summary of what I am asking! Thanks for all of you helping me on my chicken adventure!