Hi everybody, I was fortunate enough to get a coop for free from a lady who is making her coop bigger. The coop is really small though, I have pics below. There is a top, I just didn't have it on for the pic. She said she had 2 hens in there, I was hoping for 4, but I'm thinking I'll have to have 2 or 3 at most. The coop is about 31'' by 31". I do however plan on letting them free range as much as they want all over the back yard. I've heard they don't need as much room if they free range. I'm thinking about just taking off the chicken wire completely so the chickens can come and go as they please and putting the food and water outside the coop. We are in a tract home so the entire backyard is fenced in and I'm not too worried about predators. We also live in Southern Ca so the weather is pretty warm. Questions, 1. Any suggestions would be appreciated!! I know, not a question, but I'm new to this, so I would love anything you have to say. 2. How many hens do you think I could have? Regular sized breeds, RIR, Barred rock, etc. 3. Do you think having the coop open is okay? 4. How many, if any being it's a small coop nest boxes do you think I need? And what size? Thanks in advance!!