10 by 20 coop plan

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RedNewcomer, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. RedNewcomer

    RedNewcomer Out Of The Brooder

    64
    2
    33
    Jan 17, 2014
    Marysville Ohio
    Hello all. Second batch of chicks hopefully coming around June. Today I drew up a coop blueprint to help determine if it will be suitable for 6-10 large breed hens. I would like to hear anyone's advice as to if the coop will be sufficent. As of now it will be Ten feet wide, eight feet high(at the rear of coop) and 20 feet in length. Two roof vents along with two windows and a double walk in door. Thanks in advance and please feel free to leave comments, suggestions ect.
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,490
    111
    168
    Sep 14, 2014
    Sanilac County,Michigan
    It's plenty big enough.
     
  3. RedNewcomer

    RedNewcomer Out Of The Brooder

    64
    2
    33
    Jan 17, 2014
    Marysville Ohio
    Thank you. Only my second time raising chicks and from the looks of it there are certainly more to come.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    32,744
    5,505
    556
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Sounds GREAT!!!

    Would love to see your blueprint.
     
  5. RedNewcomer

    RedNewcomer Out Of The Brooder

    64
    2
    33
    Jan 17, 2014
    Marysville Ohio
    I'll do my best to get a picture tomorrow. Beware I am only a beginner at this.
     
  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

    4,349
    1,321
    311
    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    OH MY that is most certainly large enough. I have an 8x14 with 19 birds in there and there is room to spare.
     
  7. RedNewcomer

    RedNewcomer Out Of The Brooder

    64
    2
    33
    Jan 17, 2014
    Marysville Ohio
    This is just a start. I hope to have many more thro broody hens and trying incubation myself. So it's good to know that I'll have a decent amount of room for more chicks.
     
  8. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    912
    102
    171
    Nov 4, 2013
    Central Texas
    Yes, it's large enough and still room to add more chickens.

    Can't wait to see your first draft blueprint! The double-door is an excellent idea.
     
  9. RedNewcomer

    RedNewcomer Out Of The Brooder

    64
    2
    33
    Jan 17, 2014
    Marysville Ohio
    [​IMG]
    I hope this gives everyone an idea of what I'm trying to achieve. Probably not the best picture.
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    32,744
    5,505
    556
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Can't quite read the dimensions...try taking the pic from straight above the drawing.
    Is it drawn to scale?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by