Hello all ~ First post, but been reading as much as possible for over a month. I have "rescue Chickens". I believe 6 to be leghorns & 2 to be game hens - all female. We rescued 29 total (found homes for the others, but that's a whole different story). They have been staying in a 10 x 10 dog run with a small dog house & 2 Kittylitter buckets as shelter/nesting areas (for the 6) & a 4 x 4 dog run & 1 kittylitter bucket for the 2 little ones. Both are currently topped with tarps & wrapped with chicken wire/hardware cloth (was using scraps as they were unexpected new family members, like most of my critters). I want to build a coop for the 6. I am thinking a footprint of 4 x 4 (building on a pallet base) 6' high (no stooping to clean) and they will still have the 10 x 10 run. Game Hens will have to be housed apart for now as they are much smaller. Questions: Is the amount of space good for them ? Will it ever be feasible to put all 8 together (big six "beat up" little 2) ? Do I need to bury or cement the cinderblock legs or should the weight be enough to hold in place ?