Any place to buy a coop for 10 hens or more?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by steph1200, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. steph1200

    steph1200 New Egg

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    Can someone direct me to a website that sells coops that hold more than 10 hens
    I can't find a place to get a chicken coop that holds that many!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Sorry, I don't know of any. A word of caution, if i may: even if you do find a coop being advertised as being suitable for 10 chickens, its highly unlikely that it will house so many chickens comfortably. A rough guide of 4sqft per bird (excluding nest boxes) and 1ft roost space per bird should help indicate how realistic the claims of the manufacturers may be.

    Good luck
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You could buy an 8x10 prefab shed from a big box store and build it out (or hire someone to) with windows, roosts, nests, ventilation, ect.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Just get a shed kit. A 6x8 will be the perfect size, and you will be able to stand up comfortably. Any prefab coop big enough for 10 adult birds is going to cost at least $2,000 or more.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    But why spend that kind of money if you can get something that will do just as well for half that price?
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If you can't built it (or modify a purchased shed) yourself, labor is expensive.
    It's a budget, and a rather realistic one IMO to hire a build, not a promise....if it comes in lower, great.
     
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  10. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need a big coop for 10 hens. However, 15" x 15" or large run help reduce fighting between them.
     

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