I will be getting my chicks in late April and I am starting to plan for building my run and changing the coop. I am getting 3 silkies, 1 d'uccle, and 1 bantam barred rock. So with 5 bantams, they shouldn't need that much room, right? I just moved into a new house and when we were moving, our agent said that she was selling a house that had a free chicken coop that we could take! So now we have this coop, but I'm not sure if it's even usable. It's pretty small (6 ft. long x 4 ft. deep)... I think it probably needs some more ventilation, but I'm really not sure. It obviously needs a thorough cleaning. If this was your coop, what would you do with it? Front Right Side Left side Back (there are two nesting boxes and then the back door) Looking in through the back door. You can see a corner of one of the nesting boxes in the left hand corner.. Straight ahead there is a roosting bar. Ignore the ramp in the corner, I forgot to take it out before taking pictures. This is a better picture of the view looking at the left side from the back door. Again, ignore the ramp. Should the nesting boxes be more covered for privacy? View through back to right side. I have plenty of space around this coop to build a run as you can see: Now if this coop does not work out, I do have a back up plan. My new house has two shed type things that you can see in the background of the picture above. I was going to use one of them for Nigerian Dwarf goats in the future, but the other one is free. Here are some pics: As you can see, it's a very basic frame. It doesn't even have a roof, but it's really big. I would guess probably 9 feet tall, 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide? I haven't taken precise measurements. It has more than enough space around it too! So, what do you all think? Is the first coop usable, or should I start fresh with the second coop? Thanks for any input!