First post here, lurking for a while. New to chickens, about a month in, and making plans to expand the flock next spring, which means a new coop.
I see a lot of reference to the 4 sq. ft. rule, and the linear roosting rule, but seems there would be a cubic foot rule.
Certainly, especially if access is given to an adequate run, a 32 sq ft coop, with 4ft peak height and 3ft sidewalls would serve adequately for fewer chickens than a properly designed 32 sq ft coop with 8 ft peak height and 6 ft sidewalls, no?
Or am I overthinking it, and that is where the linear roost rule for ranging birds sways the effective size?
Or, I could be loopy, and my new found chicken addiction has already tattered my already overwhelmed mind...
Many thanks all