Well I bit the bullet and bought the coop that I asked about here. https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/thoughts-on-this-coop.1287016/ While I still have some modifications to make, it's a great starting point for my needs and the builder was super nice. In our area, there's not much readily available and the quality of these coops is very good. I would highly recommend Stan Luther with ChickenPartner (check him out on Facebook). So, I suddenly have plenty of space and two young boys anxiously learning chicken math. We currently have 3 silkies (2 hens and a rooster). The coop itself is 6x10 and is basically all run. Birds will be let out on the weekends and afternoons when home to free range. Given those parameters, how many birds would you recommend for a coop this size? I'm thinking 6-8 but want to confirm with the experts.