We are very new to the whole chicken raising thing and though we are very excited and enthusiastic about the whole process, we have no idea what we're doing! So, here is what we have so far... Our coop (which does not have nesting boxes yet as we are still building it!) is 4'x4'. Our run is 4'x9'. We plan on having the chickens only in the coop at night or to lay and will let them out of the run by propping open the door during the day so they can enjoy the plentiful amounts of grasshoppers in our yard (yay!). How many chickens would you say that a coop of this size is appropriate for? How many nesting boxes should we have? How much roosting space do we need? We have already gotten 8 chicks (only one of which is a Bantam). Hoping that this is not too many... Also, how much ventilation does the coop need? Mind you, we live in Utah where winters can often get quite cold. Would ventilation like a window that is able to be propped open be most appropriate or would screened cutouts be better? Sorry for all the questions! As I said, we're super new at this (hence the name, chick newbies ) Thanks all, in advance!