Adding on to a coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wing & A Prayer Farm, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Wing & A Prayer Farm

    Wing & A Prayer Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Dec 10, 2011
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    We have a coop that is 4' wide x 8' long x 5' high with a run that is 8'wide x 16' long x 5' high.. We are wanting to make it bigger by building an additional coop that will be 12' longer x 4' wide x 5' high with an additional 12' wider x 8' wide x 5'high.. Total coop will be 20' long x 4' wide x 5' high & the run will be a 20' wide by 16' long x 5' high... How many chickens should we have to where they are comfortable & safe?? Tricky with the math I know but want to make sure we don't over crowd..
     
  2. doulachicknmama

    doulachicknmama Out Of The Brooder

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    if you are going to end up with 80 sqft of coop, then the coop should house 30+ hens
     
  3. Wing & A Prayer Farm

    Wing & A Prayer Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Dec 10, 2011
    Manchester, TN
    Thanks for the reply... We were thinking of around 30 to 40 beings they would only be in the coop to lay or at night & the rest of the time have access to the run & coop.. Thanks again for the reply
     

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