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We have 5 barred rocks, and I just ordered 2 Ameraucana's...so 7 in all.  Small or medium sized coop?

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Medium or maybe even a large if you don't trust yourself NOT to buy more!   3 sq ft is the minimum for chickens and extra space is always nice.

 

 

 

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Thanks!  I'm looking at all the different coops on this website....so so helpful.  My husband is really good at building, so we will have fun with it.  I'm thinking medium to large as well, now that I've read a bit about it.  

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I have a 10x10 dog kennel how many hens could I have comfortably
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I've got 5 silkies in a 10x10 kennel with plenty of room, I think a lot depends on how you set it up, I added perches and nest boxes and I believe I actually added to the available space they can use by adding these things.
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Originally Posted by Erin80 View Post
 

Thanks!  I'm looking at all the different coops on this website....so so helpful.  My husband is really good at building, so we will have fun with it.  I'm thinking medium to large as well, now that I've read a bit about it.  

Go big....you won't regret it.

Build with a separate pen(created with temporary wire wall) with people door access....and a separate storage area.

Especially if you live in a cold climate.

 

Good article about Space: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need


Edited by aart - Today at 5:43 am

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."

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post #7 of 9
I eventually want to go bigger. I have plenty of space. I live in Yuma az. It gets pretty hot here
post #8 of 9
I just built an 8 x 12 shed for our 8 chicks, plenty of room for more. It will have a separate run also. Your chickens will never complain if they have more room than they need. Build it once with extra space for new additions, it WILL happen!
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I have 5 Chickens, 4 Easter Eggers and 1 Olive Egger F2. Their coop is 6'long x 6' wide x 5' high. Their coop is very space'ish seemly. 

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