So I'm pretty new to all this but finally decided to just do it. I'm converting an old kids playhouse into a coop. I'm planning on keeping 4-6 hens solely for eggs. I plan on keeping their wings clipped. The playhouse It's honestly not going to need much modifying I think. The "schoolhouse" interior is 6ft wide x 4ft long (24sqft good for 6 chicken?). The covered exterior is 6ft wide x4ft long as well and the last of the "porch" is the same. The roof is 5ft tall at the lowest eve and 6ft tall in the roof peak. I plan on adding a fence to the area to close it off from the rest of the yard. I'm also removing the railing on the "porch" to keep them from jumping from them to the fence. each square is 1 square foot. Full Size yard layout http://www.archive23.me/projects/chickens/yard00.jpg My concerns/questions: 1. Will my 5ft fence, on the north side, be tall enough? 2. Will the chickens be able to jump to the roof of the coop? 3. If they can get to the roof, can they clear the west fence? 4. Do I need to pull up the plants against the east wall to keep them from nesting in them? They're very thick and tall (see picture). All comments and criticism welcome!