In the following situation, which is preferable and what have you done? Still mulling ideas. We have five chickens in a coop designed for 6-8 chickens. I want to add a few more next spring. My husband got materials and plans to build a coop that should hold 10-12. But before we got that even off the ground, we're wondering if we should just go ahead and build one bigger coop for everyone, using the smaller ones until the newbies can join the flock or do those of you who add chickens integrate them or keep them in separate pens? We do have a run with the coop now, and would add runs to what we are building although most of the time they free range. In this weather, our covered front porch is their favorite hangout spot.