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Coop Size - Silkies in 2nd coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by france, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. france

    france Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have our converted shed as a coop but to make along story short I am looking into buying a tiny coop for our silkies. That way I can divide up the roos and keep the silkie girls in a run all the time. Then the rest of the flock can have their own run but free range too. I found one locally for $375. It looks cute in the photos, I just have to go see it. The dimensions are just under 4' x 5'. So just under 20 sq feet measured on the outside. I would use it for 1 silkie roo & 2 silkie females (my sons pets). But then I have 2 white crested females who should not free range. That makes 5 bantams. Too small correct?

    This reminds me of the old horse joke. Buy a horse, buy another horse so he is not alone, buy a trailer, buy truck to pull trailer, buy 3rd horse so second is not alone when 1st goes to a show, buy another horse to keep show horse company, buy bigger trailer, buy bigger truck.........Now it's buy some chickens, build a coop............
     
  2. france

    france Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any thoughts?
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 sq feet per bird is OK.You have 20 for 5 birds
     
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several 4x4 coops and 5-6 Silkie or Sizzles fit nicely. I do have a pretty large run for them to go along with it. The price sure sound right
     
  5. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    where is this coop located?
     

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