Coop in destin

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jessychickie, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. jessychickie

    jessychickie New Egg

    Nov 2, 2015
    Looking for help making a coop for my chickies in Destin, FL. Main concerns are how big I can make it and how much square feet 4 chickies need? Does it need to be 2 levels for roosting? Thanks in advance! :)
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    For 4 chickens you only need a coop 4 feet x 4 feet. Now that is only a general guideline. 4 Square feet per bird. Then you need a run which has a guideline suggested of 10 Square feet per bird. You being in Florida, you can have an open style coop. This means that your facility is a fenced enclosure with a roof over the whole thing. There is a small compartment for nesting boxes inside and also a number of roosting bars, or branches inside. Florida climate is Ideal for such coops. Another option for just 4 chickens is a $200 ebay ready to assemble model. Here is a pix of one.. I do not sell this nor promote it., JUST A SUGGESTION and there are many different ones and styles to choose from. Pix is a random pick.


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