Speaking of space, so if each chicken needs about 4 square feet of personal space, and I have 28 chickens, that would mean I need, um... lets see. That would be 1/28 = 4/X, so divide, no, multiply 28... then see if, no wait... um, that means I need, um, uh, 112 square feet of chicken spaces. Well now, the coop is about 10 feet by 8 feet, so that would be, um... yes, 80 square feet of chicken spaces. Crap! That means I'm 32 chicken spaces short!
In light of this factuality, I decided to get a temporary pen up outside today so the chickens have the necessary spaces for personal boundary. The permanent fence is supposed to start tomorrow, but I haven't purchased the 5"x 8' posts yet. Well, three 3"x 7' posts and some extra chicken wire later, the temporary pen is up, and just in time. Like popcorn from the top of the popper, the chickens came popping out of the pop door. Standing briefly in the doorway, it's as though they were thinking, "Wow, this is like a whole new world!"