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I built my first coop  and after reading  about  space needed I'm thinking 7x8 ft will be to big for 8 standard size birds. the run is 8x12 they will let out every day I live in CT. I've posted  some pictures on the coop gallery. Any opinion thanks

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Bloody hell! ( in a nice way) that's amazing do you have pictures from the inside pls?
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Not Yet I will post ASP

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I built my first coop  and after reading  about  space needed I'm thinking 7x8 ft will be to big for 8 standard size birds. the run is 8x12 they will let out every day I live in CT. I've posted  some pictures on the coop gallery. Any opinion thanks

Don't forget about chicken math catching up with you. Bigger is better. When the snow does start to fall they probably won't want to go out. So the more rom the better. Nice coop. Good luck.

Currently our chicken family consists of Bantam Blue Wheaten & Wheaten Ameracuna's, Bantam Welsummer, Bantam, Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte, Bantam New Hampshires, millefleur D'unccle, a blue sizzle, white silkies, RIP Aggie. Stella and Becky our special needs hens. We have had backyard poultry for over 30 years We are a NPIP Certified flock NH15-226.

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Currently our chicken family consists of Bantam Blue Wheaten & Wheaten Ameracuna's, Bantam Welsummer, Bantam, Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte, Bantam New Hampshires, millefleur D'unccle, a blue sizzle, white silkies, RIP Aggie. Stella and Becky our special needs hens. We have had backyard poultry for over 30 years We are a NPIP Certified flock NH15-226.

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Nobody ever regrets building too big. 

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I built my first coop  and after reading  about  space needed I'm thinking 7x8 ft will be to big for 8 standard size birds. the run is 8x12 they will let out every day I live in CT. I've posted  some pictures on the coop gallery. Any opinion thanks

Can't be too big......impossible :D

 

When the snow is blowing sideways for days, they won't come out.

When you add more you'll be able to split coop with temporary chicken wire wall to help integrate.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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"Too big"....I'm sorry, my brain is not processing those terms together?  :lol:

 

Seriously, it will be wonderful. You literally can NOT have too much space for your birds. They don't really change the temp inside the coop, so it doesn't matter how large it is from a keeping warm point of view. I'm pretty sure sometime in the next two years you'll be thinking "how can I expand on this..."

 

On second thought, you're totally right and I'm wrong. That is way too much coop for your birds. You need to box it up and ship it to me, for appropriate disposal asap :gig

 

 

and....

 

:welcome 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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I built my first coop  and after reading  about  space needed I'm thinking 7x8 ft will be to big for 8 standard size birds. the run is 8x12 they will let out every day I live in CT. I've posted  some pictures on the coop gallery. Any opinion thanks

 

8 chickens x 4 square feet each = a coop with 32 square feet of free floor space.  You have 56 square feet.

 

8 chickens x 10 square feet each = a run with 80 square feet of free floor space.  You have 96 square feet.

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Disclaimer:  I have not slept in any hotel recently nor am I a certified web lawyer.  Opinions expressed are by a cowpoke who believes the year is 1868.
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I did, its Was to bit And my Goat And my pig moved in. Haha
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