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More than one coop in a run? Problems?

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Does anyone know if more than one coop in a run creates problems.  I was considering for a flock of twenty doing two smaller coops, one at each end of the runs.  Has one done his before?  Would this create any issues?

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Welcome to BYC!

 

It can work, but you may end up with too many birds in a too small coop.

They are flock animals and like to stick together.

Can depend on your climate and your goals.

 

More info needed.

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."

Reply
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Thanks for the quick reply Flock Master!  I live in Las Vegas and am in the process of designing a new coop.  I was thinking about dividing the roosting and laying areas up for looks and air circulation.    I am new to chickens and thought that it might allow a place for the hen that are at the bottom of the pecking order to have a place to go roost comfortably.

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