Coop Big Enough?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SilkiesRcool, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have nearly finished my coop for my silkies right now they're about a month old wasn't sure if it was big enough. Coop is a 5X6 and run is a 5X8. The rake is also not staying in there it was just to let the. new would smell air out of the coop. I am leaving the run open during the day and closing the run door at night with them in the coop. The big feeder and watered will be hanging and the one in the run is low enough for them to reach.

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2016
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    How many chickens do you have, and are they male or female?
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    If all you have is four Silikes that should work pretty well as long as you have no more than one male.

    I can’t see all your ventilation, but in Florida you might consider more, maybe down low and on the shady side of the coop so cooler air comes in. You might consider adding shade to the run too. Heat will be your enemy, not cold.
     
  4. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 silkies pretty sure only 1 roo as of right now and I have the vent up top the little windows on both sides and two 18inch by 18inch windows also and I am going to have a cover for the summer for them it's just right now it's about to be winter so I didn't figure they needed one yet.
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Chicken wire will NOT keep out predators!!! Add hardware cloth over all of it to keep them safe. Also, your coop needs much more ventilation; at least one big window covered in hardware cloth. Otherwise, it should be big enough for your five Silkies. They are cute! Mary
     
  6. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you very much
     

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