My husband isnt a fan of me haveing chickens, but has let me get five anyway. They are six weeks old in a 6' x 6' cage in the garage. He has been promissing to make me their coop since before they arrived in the mail but hasnt "got around" to it yet. I sudgested yesterday we pay a carpenter friend we know to do it for us, and he agreed! Amazing! Building starts this week! My only problem is my husband is determined the coop is to be only 5' x 3', (dont ask me why...?) and he wont let me have the egg boxes stick outside the coop for more walking area in the house. Im worried that this is too small for my five large breed girls. They will have a 10' x 5' run attatched that they will have access to all day, but will be in the coop all night. There are so many of you that know what your doing - whats your opinion please? Should I start World War 3 and insist on a larger one?? Thanks!