So I'm really new to this and am in need of help!! I have 4 chickens that are about 4 months old and I really need to get this chicken coop together so these baby lay me some tasty eggs. Also my children are very interested and involved and mom has no idea where to begin. I have posted a picture of the coop which is the horse tact room. (we have no horses) Just 4 chickens and a pigmy goat.I have no clue if I have started off right or what to do next. Do chickens have to have access to outside? (I know silly questions which thanks to this site I'm on my way to learning) There is a 13 ft window in the tact room which is about 5 to 6 ft off the ground on the outside and about 4ft high on the inside.Can the chickens walk down a run that high if I build one going to outside. I plan to fully engage them so they are not exposed to other wild animals. I have several wild cats also that hang around the barn. Right now the whole floor is covered with straw. Which I'd like to be able to walk into the tact room and not be steping on their living space. I have placed a piece of wood on top of the saddle holders to make a flat surface and place straw on that . Here is a picture any ideas will be greatly appreciated!!!