coop size and run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by terrilynn, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. terrilynn

    terrilynn New Egg

    Feb 22, 2009
    I have 10 chickens, babys now, but will have 10 hens...Do you think a 4x8 coop and 10x10 run is large enough? I live in florida, should I insulate it?
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
  2. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    We are going to have 12 hens and 1 rooster and we are building an 8x8. Our run is going to be 8x16. I thought we were building a bit small for the 13. Hopefully someone with more experience will reply to this link.
  3. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG]

    Quote:The "generally accepted" coop size is 4 sq feet for the coop and 10 sq feet of run per chicken. Using that math, you have a coop large enough for 8 chickens and a run large enough for 10 chickens.

    Good Luck!!

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