Okay. As you ALL know this is an extremely addicting love...chickens...I started out with 7 and now am up to 20. Where does the poor planning come in? Ahh...built the coop too small the first time...added more to my flock and another coop ...that was too small...for the addition to the flock yet again...So long story short PLAN to get more and make the largest coop you can in order to fit all future chooks... I just expanded our first coop (yesterday) and made it bigger (with DH help)...as big as we could and I sit and wonder "Could I fit more chickens in there???" Man what an obsession!