We have started construction of our coop, even though we aren't planning on getting chickens until next spring. I figured I would rather build it now vs in April when we still have a lot of snow on the ground! We are using the wichita coop design, with the coop enclosed in the run. The dimensions are 10x6x8 (back is 7 feet, sloped roof). The coop itself will be about 6 feet across, 4 feet long and 7 feet tall. I am planning on a mixed flock of 1 speckled sussex, 1 easter egger, 1 polish, 2 silkies, 1 cochin and an orphington. Is this too many birds? I figured the silkies and polish are small, and I hear they don't roost, or if they do it's on roosts that are low. I plan on giving multiple roosting spots. They will be free range only when I am home to keep an eye on them, so several days during the week, evenings and weekends. Does this sound like enough room? I live in Maine where we have long, cold winters. I plan on trying to keep their run shoveled out so they can still come out in the winter if they choose, but I'm sure a lot of time will be spent in the coop. Here is the coop so far after spending one weekend on it. Lots more work (and money! Augh!) to go.