First off, I am already addicted to this site. Now for the my questions: My run will be 24x4--is it large enough for 8? If everything is completely enclosed, do I still need to close up the coop at night? Sometimes I get home late and wouldn't be able to do it until long after dark. I teach, so I am off during the summers. I spend alot of time in the yard. I would like to let the girls out sometimes during the day while I am out in the yard, is it difficult to get them back to the coop? I know roos are noisy, but what about hens? I'm not worried about the noise, it's the neighbors. I'm trying to keep my chicken project covert, at least in the beginning. Thanks in advance for all your help. This place is awesome!!