We're getting our first chicks at the end of next month (4 easter-eggers) and 4 more not long after, probably 2 Sussex and 2 wellsummers. I've drawn up a design for our outside coop for once they're big enough but I need your opinions on it. It'll be 4' X 4' square, about 1' up off the ground. Inside, about 18" up off the floor will be two roosting bars, probably made from 2 X 4s. On the side there will be a big, latching double door for cleaning. On the back will be 3-4 nesting boxes 1' X 1' X 1' with a latching liable lid. The front of the coop will have a door leading into a fenced and roofed run. I was thinking 4' X 6'. My hens will be free range during the day and only penned up at night or when we won't be home.