4-h Coop-any ideas?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by trailgurl, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. trailgurl

    trailgurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4-H is building a chicken coop, and we were wondering how big we needed to make each individual coop? The biggest chicken kept in them will be a standard cochin, and we want all the boxes to be the same size:) thanks so much!
     
  2. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Oregon
    Are you building one coop or more than one? How many chickens will live in one coop? The recommended size for their hen house is about 4 square feet per standard sized hen. In the run,--10 square feet per hen is recommended. If they get out to range everyday you can have a little less space for the run but if they don't get out then 10 sq, feet should be a minimum and more is better. For large hens the nest box should be 14 to 16 inches square.

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  3. trailgurl

    trailgurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! It's going to be 1 big coop unit, with smaller individual boxes in each one. the owners of the chickens will be responsible for figuring out run accomodations.
     

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