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First chicken and coop build.

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Just got my chicks a 2 weeks ago. Crazy how quick they grow. Started the coop last weekend. Need to finsh it up and add on the run. Coop is 4x4x4. Run is doing to be 12 feel long 4 tall and 4 wide. I got 5 birds. Should be a good start. I'm down in Florida so the birds will have a nice life in the sun.
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Here a picture of my coop so far.
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

 

Hope you enjoy your flock, and BYC! 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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:welcomeGreat to have another poultry lover!

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. You may wish to check out the Coops section and "Coops and Runs" forum for space requirements for coops and runs.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Rule of thumb is  4-5 sq.feet per bird, inside the coop - excluding nest boxes and roosts.   The outdoor run should provide  10 sq. feet per bird.   Your dimensions are coming up short.   Crowded chickens, can be very nasty chickens - resorting to bullying, feather plucking and sometimes extremes like cannibalism.      Chickens will easily fly out of your run  with a height of 4 ft. - unless you put a cover over it.

 

Your coop will also need ventilation  in fact some coops  in warm climates,  have two wire sides and two solid, so heat doesn't build up so badly.  Please visit your state thread and find out what they recommend.

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All the rafters vent under the room and I have three 2 in vents on the sides. I got in it the other day at noon at it was not hot at all. Also it is right up against the fence on the south side. Where the sun is and a palm providing shade on the east and west side. As far as the size that's as big as I could go. Hopefully they will play nicely.
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