I'm totally new to the whole chicken deal but own 3+ acres and decided to ease into the whole farm idea with something simple (hopefully) like chickens. We brought home 6 chicks yesterday from TSC and our sons (age 13,10,4,3) have been having a ball with them. I have a dog house that is not used that I just built last year. It's pretty much 4X4X4 and my question is do you think it's big enough for 6 hens? It's attached currently to a 10X13' dog run and I was hoping that this would be a good home for them. I plan on raising the coop (dog house) up and getting it to open on either the side or top for easier access to nesting boxes. Cutting a slot in the bottom so I can put a tray in for bedding. Any thoughts/help for the new guy?