Best size for a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CrazyFowlFreak, May 13, 2009.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    We are new to the chicken thing and currently have around 20 eggs in the bator. I would like a coop to be large enough to store things like feed, bedding, garden tools, etc and still have plenty of room for around 35 chickens. What size would you build to have a 4X4 storage area and enough room for all of those chooks?
     
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    35 chickens x 4 ft. per bird = 140 sq. feet + 16 feet (4x4) = 156 sq. feet.

    Its always nice to build it a little bigger than you think it needs to be.
     
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    In WV where your birds can be out most of the winter, you could do that in a 10x10 coop.
     

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