coop size for 6 chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lolopop101, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. lolopop101

    lolopop101 New Egg

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    hi im looking into building my own chicken coop. it will be my first time and i cant wait to begin but i have looked everywhere to know how big i should make the coop. please help me start this new [​IMG] thank you[​IMG]
     
  2. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome! The general rule is 4 sq ft per chicken in the coop and 10 sq ft per chicken in the run. So your coop would need to be at least 24 sq ft (not counting nesting boxes) and your run would need to be at least 60 sq ft, if you're not free-ranging. Its always a good idea to give them extra space if you can.
     
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  3. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 chicks that are now 4 weeks old. My coop is approximately 92" long by 51" wide. Walls are 4 feet tall at the front, and 3 feet tall at the back. I have a threat about my coop called "Pallet Coop Time"! Welcome to take a look if you would like.
     
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  4. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of us build our first coop too small and regret it soon thereafter, so make the coop as large as possible. Standard plywood is 4ftx8ft, and standard lumber is 8 ft long. You could use 1 sheet of plywood as your floor and then you'll technically have enough room for 8 chickens, but I'd want that much room for 6 to reduce the odds of fighting.
     
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