1. MCArt20

    MCArt20 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello- since I increased my flock from two to four, seamed a consensus that my coop was too small. So I found a crate, with a hinged door, so initially all I would need to do is add a door the chickens can access. Then add a real roof and attach run etc. later this spring and summer. my question is - the inside space for roosting is 3.5' x 4', with A 3.5'- 4' height clearance, which eventually could be increased with roof, and removing current ceiling, might gain another foot or so... is this large enough for 4 hens? No egg box inside- eventually I will attach one to outside of nest boxes, but for now, it would be separate.
     
  2. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That's kinda tight. In a perfect world you would want 4 sqft per bird or 16 sqft total. You are a little under that. Don't make the roosts more than 1' off the floor because they will have to hop almost straight down in the mornings or else bounce off a wall.
     
  3. MCArt20

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    Well there are two crates available- I could put two together? They are the same size...so it would double the space...
     
  4. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Yes, screw the frames together for stability and cut holes in the sides to make one larger enclosure.
     

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