I just added 2 roosts 5 ft across in the run on each end where there's shading. Since my coop is 9ft tall, I'm planning on adding more roosts in the coop. My coop is 12x4x9 and my run 22x5x5. I have 8 hens in there currently. I cover the run with plastic during the winter season, so my flock does have access to both spaces all year round.
I was free ranging, but I've run into a daytime predator problem. This means my hens are stuck locked up until this daytime predator problem is solved. I prefer to free range all day, but that is not happening at the moment.
Anyways, what are your thoughts on this? It's impossible for me to make my coop any bigger. The run is staying the same size too. We have it set up with a steel roof and a side panel for shading.
Also, with this space how many would you think would fit comfortably? I am adding 3 more and I'm hoping my space issue will not be a problem.
Edited by Nicole01 - 8/7/12 at 6:56am