GOOD DAY, ALL!!
I posted an intro and a request for breed recommendations in the social forum last fall. I got some really good responses with specific recommendations (Black Australorps, Barred Rocks, and Black Sex-Linked). After some life last fall and winter, the chickens got put on hold.
Now, we are back to the discussion, and I am looking at what size coop we need. What is the recommended size allowance per hen? In other words, how big of a coop do I need for 6 hens, and is it wise to go ahead and allow for the flock to expand just in case?
In the meantime, we have seen foxes roaming the property during the year, so I'm guessing it will need to be off the ground. I found this plan on Home Depot's blog: http://blog.homedepot.com/free-plans-for-an-awesome-chicken-coop/#more-59891 Is that a good design?
Thank you guys so much for your advice!!