coop for 300 layers

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jen1204ca, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. jen1204ca

    jen1204ca Out Of The Brooder

    11
    0
    22
    Jun 28, 2008
    Hello,

    I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions about if they could be housed all together in a 900 sq ft area, or if it would be better to have 2 450sq ft coops, or 3 300 sq ft coops. Also if anyone has pictures of how they have set up their nesting boxes and roosts for a larger amount of chickens, I would really like to see them.

    Thanks.
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    your talking about a 20ftw by 45ftl coop.yes you could have 300 hens in it.an id just let them all run togather.an make them a run that is 200ft long by 45ft wide.that gives them 30 sq ft of run.i have a 20 by 40ft barn/coop.that if i maxed it out id put 300 to 400 hens in it.
     
  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    2,407
    14
    213
    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    You guys are HARDCORE! [​IMG]
     
  4. WrenAli

    WrenAli Chillin' With My Peeps

    190
    0
    129
    May 4, 2008
    Lebanon, OR
  5. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    2,407
    14
    213
    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    I so dream about a huge coop. I think what I'll do one of these days, when we get our own property, is have a small egglaying operation. It just seems like a lot for me right now.

    ALL THE POWER TO YA! [​IMG]
     
  6. Foghorn Rock

    Foghorn Rock Out Of The Brooder

    37
    1
    34
    Jun 25, 2008
    I am by no means and expert and there are lots of people on here know tons more that me about chickens,but I think if it were me I would have several smaller coops,just in case they got some type of disease or something it wouldnt wipe out your whole flock.
     
  7. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    994
    4
    161
    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    I would definitely sub-divide the coop so in the future as older hens are culled, you can bring in new stock into a different part of the coop.
     
  8. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
  9. Pullet Pimp

    Pullet Pimp Chillin' With My Peeps

    303
    1
    129
    Jul 1, 2008
    Ohio
    Two or three smaller coops would also run less risk of killing several or all the birds if you get an outbreak of illness than if they were all together. You know don't put all your eggs into one basket. ** sorry couldn't resist **
     
  10. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    I think I would rather have a couple of smaller coops. But I have had dreams of one huge coop that big![​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by