I have an old wood shed on the property in respectable condition that is 10x12 feet and 8 feet tall in center that I'd like to repurpose as a chicken coop. It has two 14" jalousie style windows on two sides, and I'd need to put a pop door in and a bit more ventilation in up top. Of course, will put in nests and roosts, too. The area where this shed is located is where there are lots of trees and is essentially pretty wooded, so it's sitting in shade. During the day, I will also let the birds free range for an hour or so on the larger property while being supervised for some sun and fun. For further info, I live in a rural area just outside of Charlotte, NC, so the temps are typically mild all year round. This area where the shed is, is cool all year round including the summer due to the wooded location. I plan on about 6 chickens (3 bantams and 3 standard) to start. I will also put a 30 foot long x 15 foot wide run behind the shed for the gals to scrounge around among the leaves for bugs. There are heaps of spiders, grasshoppers, worms and other little buggers for the chickens to feed on here. This area is also woody and in shade all day same as the coop/shed is. I have several questions: 1. is this too big for just 6 birds? Is there such a thing as a coop just being too large? 2. will chickens be happy playing around in shade most of their lives in this manner? I know a few of you have coops in wooded areas. Thanks in advance for all your great knowledge!