I have a newly built coop - two story, upstairs being walled, roost bars, 4 nest boxes and the downstairs is like a covered run with roost bar. There will be a covered, permanent run attached as well this spring. At night the hens will all be locked in the two story coop. During the day they will have access to the run and free range (weather permitting -usually 4 hours or so a day) So my coop is 5x7, giving me 35 square feet, not including nesting boxes, on each level. Is this enough space for 26 chickens? This is the coop: This is the backside of the coop with a temoprary tractor hitched up as a winter run.