coop dimension help

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by parvuluspuella, May 21, 2007.

  1. parvuluspuella

    parvuluspuella New Egg

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    Hi,

    I want to raise 3-5 hens. Would a 3ftx3ft coop be sufficient? And how many nest boxes should i have? 1 or 2? I have a good idea as to how i want to build it, I just want to make sure that i have enough space for them. Especially as i live in New England, and if they are going to be cooped up all winter, I want to make sure they don't kill each other because of overcrowding.

    any suggestions or advice would be appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    That's a little small. For 5 hens you should have 20 square feet. A 5 ft x 4 ft coop would be 20 square feet.
    One nest box should be fine.

    Andy
     
  3. parvuluspuella

    parvuluspuella New Egg

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    Thanks!
     

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