Hey there everyone! I was hoping to get some opinions from more experienced people about my plans for a new coop and run. I know the book answers for square feet and amenities, but I'd like to know how you think this would work in reality. I'm going to trick out the 'Minimal Coop' from Building Chicken Coops for Dummies (great book by the way!!!), I'll keep the width and depth 4' each but I'm going to make the height 6" taller all around (so, 4.5' at apex and 3.5' at short end) and lift the whole coop up off the ground. I'm going to make external nest boxes to free up floor space and add a poop board under the roost. Do you guys think that 6 regular sized chickens will be comfortable in this amount of space? I live in San Diego, so they won't be locked in for extended periods of time due to weather. Assuming that all my baby chicks survive being shipped, and that all survive to adulthood... if I end up with 6 chickens total should I add a second roost? I'm planning on attaching a run, about 5.5' tall (so that I can stand up in it) with bottom half hardware cloth and top half welded wire with bigger openings. I'm going to be burying the hardware cloth and predator-proofing the heck out of the run. We have almost every predator known to chickens here (I'm in a more rural area). My original plan was to make the run 6' by 10' but after I started outlining that perimeter it looked a little small to me for 6 chickens. Am I being silly? My future chickens won't be free-ranging too often (and never without supervision) because of the aforementioned predator problem. Would it be worth the added cost to make the run an extra 5' longer (so: 6' by 15')? I would love to get people's opinions and experiences! Thank you!