Adding coop space- suggestions please!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Coopdeville682, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Coopdeville682

    Coopdeville682 New Egg

    May 23, 2012
    Abbotsford, BC
    I have a 5 x 7 coop at the moment with 12 chickens (3 banties, and 9 7-9 pounders). This works out to be about 3 sf per chicken, which I feel is slightly small- though they are only confined at night. Our run is quite big, at 24 x 36 so I'm not so concerned with that size. How do you suggest I add on a little coop? Does this mess with their heirarchy or anything? Im thinking of getting a big dog house and modifying it slightly. Can I cram them in for sleeping at night in the large coop and only use the small one when it gets too cold with a possible shut-in for moving around during the day? The more info the better. I want my babies to be comfy and warm! If anyone has thoughts, suggestions, etc...Thanks!
  2. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2012
    Old Lyme CT
    can you knock out a wall and just add on that way? That's probably what I would do:)

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