Hi all, I am building my coop this weekend and would like some help with a few questions before I start. I have read a ton of information here and still am struggling with a few specific things. I have three primary objectives that I want to achieve in building this coop. 1. Neighbor happiness. I want them to hear very little and smell nothing. 2. Chicken happiness. I want them to be comfortable and happy. 3. My happiness. I don't want to kill myself in maintenance and regret that I have chickens. First, my chicks are arriving in march. Six chicks in all including a brahma, australorp, faverolles, orpington, sussex, and a free chick of some kind. I tried to order quiet breeds that are docile. And I tried to order the correct number for my coop. The coop will be 4' x 8'. This means that i am exceeding the recommended 4 sq ft / bird and am providing over 5 sq ft / bird. However I have since read that for ease of clean out and happiness of the birds I should be at 6 sq ft / bird. Question 1: Should I drop the order to a smaller number? The coop is going to be built in the shelving area at the back of a shed. It will vent it to the outside and also into the main shed. I read a ton about the sq footage needed for chickens but there are rarely any references to the height needed for a coop. I can make it three feet tall, or I can make it 4 feet tall. At 3' tall I can better vent the coop but can go to four feet if its what the birds should have. Question 2: Do I have a 3' tall coop with great ventilation or a 4' tall coop with decent ventilation? I have read that it is recommended that a nest be 18" off the ground. I would prefer to just put it about 12 inches off the ground just above the deep litter method I have read described here. Question 3: Am I going to cause a problem putting the nest lower than 18"? The roost needs to be higher than the nest so the birds don't roost on the nest. I have also read that the roost should be 15" away from a wall or another roost. Question 4: How much higher does the roost need to be compared to the nest and how close can a roost really be to a wall or another roost? Question 5: How much headroom does a chicken need between the roost and the ceiling? I know the poop board runs the length of the roost. I have not read how far under the roost it the board is placed or more importantly how wide it should be. Question 6: How far over a roost does a chickens butt reach? Maybe I am over thinking these things but I want to get it right. Ideally I would like the bottom of the nest at 12" above the floor and the roost 24" above the floor but I can make adjustments given any feedback you all may have. Thanks again!