At the moment, we have 13 chickens and 2 coops. One coop is a 4x6 coop with one roosting bar. We added another one going perpendicular to the existing one and currently have 11 chickens squashed inside. The other coop is 3x4. We made it out of a dog house. This small coop holds our two misfits, if you will. One is a chicken that hatched deformed. She is smaller than the others, but there is no other problem with her but her leg. If she is not in a sepatate coop/pen, the other hens will kill her. The second hen is a very tiny bantam. The two coops are in the same pen but the doghouse coop is separated from the other chickens by foldable metal cage. Now, normaly, there isnt too much trouble with space, but we let the chickens out today, and when we came back, all 13 hens were squashed in the 4x6, with the bantam on the new roosting bar, squishing herself up against our RIR's butt and hiding her face in another chickens butt feathers while the RIR tried to bite her face. The deformed chick is unable to roost and was found hiding in a corner. Now I think it is time to face the facts: the coops are not working. I think we should either get a bigger coop or a shed. We got our coop from Benadicts in Monroe, Connecticut, I'm not sure who knows the place, but I don't know if they would buy the 4x6 back from us at a lower price. The only problem is that we build our pen around the coop. Can anyone help; we're desparate! And squished!