Chicken Yard

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Andee8302, May 28, 2012.

  1. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

    May 20, 2012
    Ellsworth, Maine
    I have 14 baby chicks that are two weeks old. We are starting to plan and build our chicken coop. Could I have some opinions on how bog the coop should be and how big the pen should be? Including how tall the fence post should be? Thanks Everyone, I appreciate your opinions. [​IMG]
  2. putty

    putty In the Brooder

    most people say 4 sq foot per bird in coop,10 sq foot per bird for run,
    I would make the post big enough for you to walk around without bending over,
    good luck,
  3. Jakoda

    Jakoda Songster

    Apr 12, 2012
    Old Lyme CT
    I am getting 10 babies next week, my coop is a partioned part of my shed (below). it's 4 x 12.
    Outside area will be 12 x 20 (pics below) the posts are 6 ft tall, and we are putting on a pitched roof attaching to the shed.

  4. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

    May 20, 2012
    Ellsworth, Maine
    Thanks Putty !! My thoughts exactly but my bf was thinking not much taller than the chickens but I told him I had to clean it. LOL

    Jakoda, that's too funny !! My bf is building so that one side will be a shed for us and the other side will be for the chickens. Love your coop, I had to show my bf. [​IMG]
  5. RonC

    RonC Songster

    Feb 28, 2012
    The more room they have outdoors the happier the chicks will be. If you can have a large enough are you might can even keep grass growing in it. Would have to be really big for 14 chicks though.

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