Can a coop be too big???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by urbancountrygal, May 19, 2011.

  1. urbancountrygal

    urbancountrygal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am have a 8x8 coop built next weekend. I have 9 pullets now and plan to get about 6 more. With all that extra room will it be too cold for them in the winters???
     
  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too big?!?! [​IMG] Never! Where are you located? Cold to some people is very different than cold to others...
     
  3. chickenman112233

    chickenman112233 New Egg

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    hi
    i have had not that much experience with chickens but i made mine out of my little sister cubby. it is about 10x10 metres and i have 4 chickens and it is nice and warm in there at night so i dont think it should be to big.
     
  4. Lisa7907

    Lisa7907 Out Of The Brooder

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    According to the 4sq. ft. per bird recommendation, an 8X8 can house up to 18, so your 15 will use quite a bit of your available space anyway. They will be just fine.
     
  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    that coop will be stuffed full in a couple months.
     
  6. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is an 8 x 12 for 10 chickens- though I'm sure that 10 won't stay 10 for long [​IMG]
     
  7. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be to small but never to big. The bigger the better. Than you can get more chickens. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can never have too much money, be too thin, have too much fun, or have a chicken coop that is too big.

    just cant


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  9. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way. I wish I had built mine larger.
     
  10. fdehaven

    fdehaven Out Of The Brooder

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    I built my first coop last may. Then I replaced it with a bigger coop in September just to have the extra room for my 7 RIR. Went from a 4x8 to a 8x10. One thing you can never have is too big of a coop.
    You can see it on my members page.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2011

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