I'm trying to decide if I want to build a coop or convert a stall in our barn to a coop. For the latter, All we need to do is instal a door and ramp on the backside to the barn and do some ignore constructing on the stall itself to make if chicken friendly. It is a 10x7 stall. It has a concrete floor so that will have to be addressed as well. To build a coop we would start from scratch but they look so nice ( at least at first). We will likely in the future use another stall ( there are 4) for a couple of Nigerian Dwarf goats to bed at night. Would the chickens get stressed with boasts as neighbors?
Is 10x7 large enough for 15ish large birds? (Orpingtons, Brahmas, Cochin and Plymouth rocks) all hens, 1 rooster. We will have a large run for them for when we want the contained, probably a 10x25.
Would love any ideas. We are so new to this! TIA