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    5138bug Out Of The Brooder

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    I built my first coop and after reading about space needed I'm thinking 7x8 ft will be to big for 8 standard size birds. the run is 8x12 they will let out every day I live in CT. I've posted some pictures on the coop gallery. Any opinion thanks
     
  2. tyukanyo

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    Bloody hell! ( in a nice way) that's amazing do you have pictures from the inside pls?
     
  3. 5138bug

    5138bug Out Of The Brooder

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    Not Yet I will post ASP
     
  4. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't forget about chicken math catching up with you. Bigger is better. When the snow does start to fall they probably won't want to go out. So the more rom the better. Nice coop. Good luck.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Nobody ever regrets building too big.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can't be too big......impossible :D

    When the snow is blowing sideways for days, they won't come out.
    When you add more you'll be able to split coop with temporary chicken wire wall to help integrate.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    "Too big"....I'm sorry, my brain is not processing those terms together? [​IMG]

    Seriously, it will be wonderful. You literally can NOT have too much space for your birds. They don't really change the temp inside the coop, so it doesn't matter how large it is from a keeping warm point of view. I'm pretty sure sometime in the next two years you'll be thinking "how can I expand on this..."

    On second thought, you're totally right and I'm wrong. That is way too much coop for your birds. You need to box it up and ship it to me, for appropriate disposal asap [​IMG]


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  8. The Lazy L

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    8 chickens x 4 square feet each = a coop with 32 square feet of free floor space. You have 56 square feet.

    8 chickens x 10 square feet each = a run with 80 square feet of free floor space. You have 96 square feet.
     
  9. tyukanyo

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    I did, its Was to bit And my Goat And my pig moved in. Haha
     

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