Adding coop space- suggestions please!

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

  1. Coopdeville682

    Coopdeville682 Hatching

    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 Songster

    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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