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Found this chicken coop on Craigslist for $600.  Do you think it would be big enough for 5 Chickens?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/81615_3nc3ka3l55z05s25r2b2ea2f3843f1c731929.jpg

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It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like it's probably big enough. Do you know what the dimensions are?

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It says 4 X 6.  Here is another picture of the inside.

I wanted my DH to build an 8 x 8 shed for the girls, but they are getting so big so fast !
They are 6 weeks old and the shed isn't even started.  So I'm looking in to alternatives just in case .

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/81615_3n73of3p65y45p45s1b2e5fdf973567b415db.jpg

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Yes, 4x6 = 24 sq ft, divided by 4 (Doh!) sq ft per bird = 6 chickens you can keep in that coop.  Maximum.

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
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Originally Posted by chrisrapp4 

Found this chicken coop on Craigslist for $600.  Do you think it would be big enough for 5 Chickens?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/81615_3nc3ka3l55z05s25r2b2ea2f3843f1c731929.jpg


We must be in the same area cause I found that one too, lol.  For 5 chicks, I think it would be enough.  I have 4x as much so that's why it wouldn't fit my needs.  But good luck and the coop looks great !

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Where are you located? You may need bigger is you are in an area like MamaChick and up to your eyeballs in snow like this past winter

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lol Hey Mamachick I'm in Jackson too!!! 
Nice to meet you neighbor!

I so wanted something bigger, but maybe we will just get this one for now. We can always build a bigger one later on.
I'm sure we will need to. I think I'm addicted !! big_smile

And yes we've been up to our eyeballs in snow this winter, and I think I heard something about snow for the end of the week.
Where is spring ???

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Looks good!

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Originally Posted by chrisrapp4 

lol Hey Mamachick I'm in Jackson too!!! 
Nice to meet you neighbor!

I so wanted something bigger, but maybe we will just get this one for now. We can always build a bigger one later on.
I'm sure we will need to. I think I'm addicted !! big_smile

And yes we've been up to our eyeballs in snow this winter, and I think I heard something about snow for the end of the week.
Where is spring ???


Pleasure to meet you too neighbor big_smile  Oh how exciting to finally meet someone from the same town ya
I've done my research high and low, playhouses, sheds, coops, the whole nine yards for approx. 6 months or so and 4x6 chicken coop for $600 including nest boxes is a great deal.  It will be great for start out coop too.  On the other hand, bigger is always better in this case because as you stated, it's an addiction big_smile.  We already had 7x7 rubbermaid plastic shed for storage but never ended up as planned so we used it as a coop and we already had 10x10 dog kennel and made that 16x10 run.  I've made 2 small coops that they also use but now I'm building 8x8 coop and 32x38 closed run.  I'll be putting the small coops in there too for extra space.  Maybe later if and when your flock grows, you can use this coop for many different reasons.  (grown out coop, teenage coop, breeding and such).

Yes, once again we are expecting snow on Thursday hit.  Not as much but just hearing "snow" brings tears to my eyes, somad.  I think spring isn't coming this year.  I think we'll be getting hot weather right away rant.  I watch the weather channel few times a day and some how I see myself staring at the screen thinking if I stare long enough maybe the weather will change tongue lol.  I know I finally lost it D.

Hope everything works out for the best for you neighbor, keep us posted.


Edited by MamaChic21 - 3/29/11 at 8:04pm
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After seeing that what was out there for chicken coops was insanely expensive, and so small. We have decided to build our own.
Planning a 6' x 8' coop, went to HD yestarday and spent a little over $250.00 for lumber (cheaped out a little, going with the OSB board instead of plywood),
but we figured since we have left over vinyl siding we will use that to side it. And a friend of ours is redoing his windows, so we've got 2 windows coming.
I'll post some pics soon

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