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  1. Bryceeast

    Bryceeast In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2010
    Chicken Run
    I am using a old bunny coop it is 24in tall 28in wide and 48in long they like it and i put pine shaveinds in it my question is do i need a bigger coop all i have is 2 chickens?!?!?!?

  2. Cargo

    Cargo Songster

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    Yes! They would be much happier in a larger area.
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Do they have a run to go with the coop? I use an old rabbit hutch for a coop in my growout/broody pen, but it sits in a 7x13 dog kennel that they use for a run so they're not just stuck in the small "coop."
  4. RIBill

    RIBill Chirping

    Nov 7, 2010
    I think it's fine for a sleeping coop. It may even work for eating/drinking too if the feeder and waterer are smallish. A lot depends on breed, or more generically, size. If you let them out to strerch their wings and run around, they will be happier and healthier. I only have a 3x5 coop but the nest box is mounted externally, and they have roosts higher up, giving them a second level. I would think about adding extra floor space. You could do it fairly quickly/cheaply. It wouldn't have to be fanct, just functional.
  5. You state that you have 8 sf of space. That is totally sufficient if you are using the coop for roosting and laying only. Using your bunny hutch is a smart thing to do because it cuts down on cost. You will need to let them out in a run or free range with that size of coop though.

    Happy chicken raising.
  6. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Songster

    Nov 11, 2009
    Alberta, Canada
    That will be perfectly fine for 2 birds, even full time.

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