Hi - just found this website yesterday while researching coops. We're back in the chicken business after a ~5-yr break. I have 3 baby buff orpingtons with me here in the den. Might get a RIR for variety, but 4's plenty for here. Last time around, we had 4 or 5 hens, who had the run of the yard, and a coop that worked fine, but didn't look so good. The hens hung around the back door, waiting for their next handout and pooping. Eventually I got tired of the poop on the stoop and gave the birds to my fiddle teacher to add to her flock. We miss the fun we had with our chickens. We've cross-fenced the qtr-acre lot and we hope to build a better coop and run this time. I have found some good examples here in one day. Thanks!