My new coop
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Welcome to BYC, congrats on working on your first coop, what are the dimensions? for each bird you need about 4 sq. foot per bird most hatcheries and other places will tell you that you need to have 1 sq. ft but that is not enough room and you will run into picking issues. What kind of birds do you have/
That is good for 5 chickens so you are good if you are going to get rid of one, and just for future reference(I hate it that people get duped) but an americana is nothing but an EE the breed that that they are switched out for are ameraucana which lay a blue to very faint green colored egg, an americana's most common egg color is the green to blue color so they can switch them out and for the most part the buyers will be non the wiser, they are still a very fun chicken to have and the eggs are awesome but it bothers me that places are mislabeling them.
they still lay pretty eggs, I think what mainly still bothers me is that one of my friends thought she could go to the feed store and buy some chicks raise them get them looking good and show them but she was disqualified because her bird was not an ameraucana she was just starting out in 4h and didn't know much about chickens now she has some beautiful phoenix and brahma and others that I can't remember, I have two a hen and a roo and I am really happy that I was able to find them.
Should I put a small roof/awning over my vent holes? I worry about rain getting in them.