I am looking to expand our chickens to include silkies. I have been reading as much as possible, and have reviewed the previous threads on silkie coops.
I have a few questions!
1. I plan to purchase 6-8 chicks. What would be the minimum size coop you would want, knowing that I may end up with a few more (chicken math!)
2. How big of a run area would you recommend?
3. I saw a previous thread that showed a dog house converted into a silkie coop. Pros/ Cons? Of course it would require modifications! For example: http://www.lowes.com/pd_327020-85783-2702_4294822991__?productId=3364002&Ns=p_product_avg_rating|1&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_avg_rating%7C1&facetInfo=
4. Any special considerations for a silkie coop?
We have an existing coop (tractor we call the chicken tank) for our current flock. It required a lot of work to build, and the cost was more than I would care to admit. Looking for an economical solution and one that will not require months of building!
Thank you so much for your help!