Chicken coop size and run questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CHICKENCHASERWV, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. CHICKENCHASERWV

    CHICKENCHASERWV Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 8x12 coop aand a 24x50 covered run for 27 chickens to be delivered on 2/23 from McMurrey Hatchery is this big enough and what about a open front design coop need suggestions????
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are fine on your coop size, other may disagree. I don't think you'll hear anyone say your run is undersized. Oh and. . . [​IMG]
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    It's a perfectly reasonable size, comparable to what many people have here (4 sq ft per chicken inside, 10+ outside).

    If you build an open front coop, which is a Good Thing for summertime, you want to make sure rain will not blow in (shelter the opening by a porch if it's not sheltered already by trees or etc) and if you're in WV you'll need a way of shutting it up for the winter. Stapling heavy-gauge plastic sheeting over it at a minimum; you may well want some warmer arrangement.

    Have fun,

    Pat
     

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