Coop size please HELP me
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I was at a tsc store today and there coop they had built outside had a sign that said the price 169.00 and up to 8 chickens.so I got my tape measure out and the nest area/sleeping area was 3feet deep 30inches wide and 30 inches tall I guess I am confused that's why I am asking for help
Pre fabricated coops always overstate how many birds they can hold. The guideline that gets quoted most frequently is 4 sq ft per bird in the coop, not including nesting boxes or roost spaces, and an additional 10 sq ft per bird in the run. I've found this to be a good starting place. If you can give your birds more space they'll love it and conversely if your birds free range all day you may be able to get away with a slightly less.
If you're just getting started I'd advise you to build the largest coop and run you can get away with. You may start with 12 chickens but you may decide you want 12 more :)