meat bird coop ideas - Page 2
If you build something off the ground, keep it low and make sure there is plenty of room. Those bird will be the size of a wild turkey.
Maybe mine don't like to coop since the food/water is in the run? I want my run to be secure enough that they can stay out all night and I dont have to worry about putting them in at night (another chore to me). I don't have layers so I keep mine in the brooder for 3 week (garage) and then 3-4 weeks outside.
If you're talking space, think floor space, not height. Cornish Cross don't care about roosting. For a run it sounds small but 1 sq ft per bird is OK but minimal. My run is 8'x8' so 64 sq ft is "huge" for 30 but my coop is only 4'x8' so it's real tight if they're all in there. My thinking is they are only out there for 3-4 weeks and the coop is for rain/weather. Food and water stay out in the run...
Click on my profile pic and you'll eventually get a big one to look at. I have made upgrades since then but at the time they were 4 weeks old.