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  1. mikelafond126

    mikelafond126 Hatching

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    I'm new to owning chickens and was looking at a coop from tractor supply company. I know there not ideal and I can make a better one but was wondering if the size would be ok for 8 bantam barred rocks. I plan on changing the latches to make it safer and making it completely waterproof. I want to build a better coop in a year or 2 but was hoping this one would be ok
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...n-walk-in-coop-up-to-15-chickens?cm_vc=-10005

    Thanks for any input
     

  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

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    It Looks fine. According to tsc website it will hold 15.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Nah......they always mis-represent how many birds they will healthily hold.

    Dimensions given are misleading....can't really tell how big the actual coop part is.
    Am guessing the coop part is about 5 feet wide(minus the nests) by about 2-3?
    5 bantams might be comfortable.....8 might be tight.
    Use one nest space for feed/water....or extra floor space.
    Another issue with these is raising roosts so they don't sleep in nests.

    ETA:
    Someone did a really great modification on one of these but I can't find it!
    Still looking tho.
    Oh, and, Welcome to BYC!

    ETA2:
    Found it!! https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1134399/help-hens-roosting-in-nest-boxes/10#post_17749535
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2017

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