I will be getting 4 hens after I build a coop with a small run. What size do you suggest for the coop with roost and 2 outside accessible nest boxes without the run....4 x 4, 4 x 6, or 4x 8 ? They will have a chicken tractor for daytime use and be put in the coop at night.
Need coop size advice.
- Monkey Lookout
The fairly standard, minimum requirements are:
4 sq ft per bird for the coop
1 ft roosting space per bird
10 sq ft per bird for the run
If you can, its always better to maximise the space available for your chickens as this will result in a less stressed, happier flock.