OK - here are the basics. I will be getting baby chicks next month - my first ever chickens. My coop will be 4 foot by 8 foot once we finish it - posting a photo of its design too, with the coop being 4 feet by 4 feet. The chickens will free range during the day in my side yard - approximately 30 feet by 80 feet. I originally figured on having four hens as that is the regulations for my county, however my city allows more - its actually not got a hen limit on land, they just said it can't be ridiculous. I read that sexing baby chicks is only 90% accurate and then read to expect 20% death when purchasing baby chicks - thus I thought I should probably get a few more chicks to make sure I end up with at least four healthy hens because I don't want to deal with the stress of getting more chickens later on if a few of my babies don't make it. I don't want to try to introduce any more chickens into my flock, once its established. My question is thus - is my chicken math logical? Are these real statistics? What if I ended up with five hens, or six? Could this small coop accommodate that many hens? Am I going over board getting six chicks? I don't mind culling later on if need be (or giving away) but I really don't want to end up with two surviving hens and then have to deal with the stress of introducing new chickens to the flock and everyone being mean or getting beat up. Help me, Chicken Jedi, you're my only hope!