After seeing all of the interiors of y'alls coops and the pictures of the nesting boxes, I have a MUCH better idea of what I'm doing. SOMEBODY PLEASE STICKY THOSE THREADS!!!! THANK YOU ALL FOR POSTING THOSE PICS!!!! (btw I'm ready to turn into a chicken and live in some of those) As a result I have come up with what I think is an awesome design but I'll the experts tell me how awesome it really is. I wll have four chicken houses (which are 6 ft wide x 5 ft high [at lowest point - the back of coop] x 10 deep [8ft of indoor yard and 2ft of nesting boxes]) that will share a comon outdoor yard that will be about 30 ft long and 15 ft deep in front of coops. The outside yard will have removable dividers so that chicks can be safely introduced and the rooster can't get to the nesting hens? I haven't exactly worked out the yard in my head yet but how does it sound so far?