OK...So here is my question..I have a coop that holds my 7 hens perfectly and comfortably and I would be able to fit one more in there too Which is reserved for my little rooster!! Now the thing is....for roosting at night I could fit 2 more, but floor space is smaller because of the nest boxes, so as far as in the coop space for scratching around and stuff, they would not be able to be all locked in togetehr during the day- at night fine because of the roosts. I am trying to find a way to have one more girl and the roo, that way he will be in the brooder with company, I would really rather not raise him by himself alone. now here is the situation... #1 they are never locked in,only at night. the only time they would all be in together is at night for sleeping. They free range in my back yard all day. #2 We are planning on building a 3 1/2 sided mini run-in shed for them in their pen. That was during the day they can go in either their coop or the run-in for shelter...their pen is 16 x 10 so even if they are out in just their pen, they have a lot of room. Witht he run-in they will be able to go in and be out of the rain, wind, snow, sun..whatever. Right now, they go under my husbands hay trailer if it rains or whatever, so wouldn't a run-in work jsut the same? What i ave observed it that they only go in the coop when they lay an egg or roost.. Opinios Please!!