My next door neighbor has 2 hens and a rooster that he can't take care of and has already lost a rooster to dogs. My yard is fenced in but is only about 4 foot tall. So today I will be building a coop and a small run. I was raised around chickens and have been wanting some chickens and I guess this will be my start. I am not sure how many chickens I will end up with so I am going to make my coop large enough for about 6-8 chickens.