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  1. lilmidtown

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    I have 6 barred rock chicks, 2 buff orpington rir mix chicks and 6 ducklings and 15 more chicks due to hatch in 6 days. I have 2 full grown 1 roo 1 hen in a coop that's decent sized .

    1 how big should the coop e for all the chickens and how many boxes

    2 I don't have much money to spend

    3 any blueprints ideas will be appreciated ill post pics of my existing coop
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    You need 4 square feet in the coop per chicken. IMO, you need separate housing for your ducks. 1 nest box will do for 4 hens. You need 10 s.f./bird in the run.

    You can find plenty of coop ideas in the coop and run section. the cheapest and easiest coop build IMO uses cattle panels for your frame work, with framed in ends, and 1/2" hardware cloth to make it predator proof. Be sure to add lots of ventilation.
     
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