I just got done building my chicken coop, it is 8x8x8, wire on the floor and sides and a metal roof. 8 inch tall boards on the sides so hopefully no raccoons can reach in or anything, although yard is fenced. I see all these great pictures of people with the coop and then a hen house attached. I dont have a house like that for them or anything, just wire on all 4 sides. They are silkies and I live in Fl so a hen house really wouldnt be necessary? The lady I bought them from raises all her chickens like this, but I wanted some opinons. LEt me know what you guys think please.