Yaay~! I have 12 babies. My grandparents have lovingly allowed them to be in their home for the past 4 weeks. But the smell...it's starting to get to even me, and I think they're perfect. Lol! So I'm getting ready to move them out to the coop/shed. What remains is finishing the inside of the coop, aka installing nesting boxes. Even though my chickens won't be using them for a few more months, I want to install them now. What is a cheap way for nesting boxes? Mine are not going to be outside like some people have theirs, where you can open a little door and get out the eggs. Mine are going to be inside so I have to go in to get them every time. I only have about a 4ft space for boxes. Oh also my chickens are all standard cochins so they're going to be big. Also, chicken math!! I've learned that out of 12 chicks I potentially have 5 boys. 3 boys are definite, and there's 2 more that are maybes. This means I'm going to have to get more girls. My coop is 8 x 6 and the run is 22 x 20. How many more hens will I need to get to keep them happy and will I have enough room??