Hi all, Things are going great, maybe a little too great! I got my new order of chicks, and almost immediately, I ended up with some rescued "Easter" chicks from someone who had gotten them for their kids. (makes me crazy when people do things and don't think, but I just did and now I need help...LOL) Anyway, I have 6 older hens which will be dinner sometime this summer. The new flock I ordered was 8 and the Easter rescue gang is 4, so that's 12 total. My coop is about 5'x5', maybe a little larger but not 6'x6'. I have hanging water/feed, and can figure a set up for enough roost length if I put them diagonal. It's a little odd, because the door is actually one whole side wall that opens out so I can get right in there and clean it or do what I have to do and not kill myself. They have their own enterance on one side. My question is, would it work to put the egg boxes in another building/coop type structure next to the regular coop? They do have enough run for about 30 birds so they do have room, the run is covered because I've lost some to hawks here, very bad. I have a second moveable run that I attach in teh summer time to give them even more room. The actual sleeping coop is probably about minimum with the feed and water in there, but I would rather not have to double the size of my coop to be able to fit the boxes in there too. I currently have 2 which were plenty for those old gals, but I need to have at least 4-5 with new younger gals going to be starting to lay. I dont want to go through building a whole seperate structure and find out they won't go in there. Also, I do have the coop insulated but very ventilated, heated water, and hang a heat lamp when below 0... If it's alright to have a seperate area for the egg boxes, should it be insulated since they are pretty much alone in each cube and not moving around, should it be insulated so they are warm enough while trying to lay? My chickens kept up their production to about 75% all winter, so I"d like to keep them happy and laying in the winter if they will. Thanks for any input! I love this site!!