Hi all got a question, I'm getting 10 barred rock hens and 1 rooster in April. According to a book I'm reading it suggests that I make a coop that is 3-4 square feet per bird. Is this a good idea or can it be smaller? I'm going to let them run the yard (which is really large) during good weather, but if today is any indication, I know they will also have to be housed 24 hours a day for several days at time and I don't want them to stress out due to cramped quarters. What your coops like?