Yesterday we worked on getting our chicken coop ready. We were lucky enough to already have one built and in place. We cleaned it out and prepared for our new chickens. It should be plenty of room. We ordered 12 laying hens and 1 rooster. Also note that we have a fairly nice grape vine growing in the corner next to the door. From what I understand, we need to keep them penned up for a couple of days until they are used to the coop, then we can open the door and let them free range! You can build your own chicken coop that also lets them free range. We threw some hay in the boxes and ready for the chickens.