So I think we have decided that our coop for our current 5 chicks (and we're hoping to add 2-3 more) is going to be 8'x3' and about 5' high. The run is going to be 8x8, and they will VERY occasionally be allowed to free range but not often seeing as how we don't live where we are building their coop. Here's the kicker... Their coop is actually inside the bottom of an old barn that is...."freshair"...meaning all the windows and doors are knocked out so it's basically open to outside with the exception of they wont get as much wind (its very windy here) and they won't get snow or rain on top of their coop. Any suggestions how I could make this work a little better with this situation? I don't plan on putting a floor in the run because it will actually be hay ontop of old dirt on top of a cement stall floor- will this be safe? I also haven't decided if nesting boxes will jut out or not yet. and also, with this situation, do you think I need to allow space inside for their food and water, or can I leave it hanging in the run? Would you suggest I make the pop door able to be closed or should I leave it open allowing them to come and go as they please since they will in a way be "inside"? Sorry for all the questions, this situation is a little different and I dont know where to start! Thanks!