coop is 8x5x6 with 3 roosts 5 feet long. area for 4 nesting boxes. how many free rang birds would that fit comfortably? they only go sleep there.
i have little ones there that will be adults size soon. I think I need to reduce my chicks count. I bought spares and did not loose a single one to my dogs or illness, they are all healthy. I think I have too many for that coop size. When they are little that's a lot of room, they seem to pack down in one spot to sleep and do not use all the roosting space, and some still play babies sleeping under the feeder, go figure. I got spares because we have hawks and other wildlife, neighbors were losing young birds to unknown predator, but they are not fenced and I'm fenced mostly with some rabbits digging and me fixing... constant ordeal... I'll let little ones free range when trees have more on them and they can hide better. now - way too open... hawks will get them for breakfast lunch and dinner. Coop has fully covered large run that is over 10x10x30 or so with chicken play ground/roosting (aka stump and screwed into it branches) that one fortnox - with boulders, reebar, skirted chicken wire and such, tested on my dogs - nope, no entry all solid, mean fox will not get in, or skunk. at least I hope so. and after that they have several acres fenced to free range.
Edited by rf12345 - 5/5/16 at 12:29pm