I'm already looking ahead to the winter even though spring is just now upon us. I'm going to put the kids into tractors for the summer. Probably 3-4 per tractor. That way I can move them all around during the summer and make the most use out of the scratching and poop thru the yard and gardens. I'm looking at building a coop using pallets. Use the pallets for the basic support of the coop and cover it all in particle board. Question is..... Will a 8X4ft coop be big enough for 12 birds for the winter? I plan on plenty of roosts and nest boxes and they will have access to a 10X10 enclosed chainlink dog run during the day. I don't plan on using insulation. It does get a bit chilly here outside of Charlotte in the winter but not all that bad. So whacha think?!