In the Brooder
- Mar 5, 2018
Does this coop look like it'll be big enough for six hens??
I looked into many prefab coops and found a few free DIY plans online. I took the material list to my kocal home store and found irmt was less expensive to build my own.
I dont know you capabilities but it is a simple project.
I wouldn't buy it. It is likely overpriced for what it is. It may hold 3 on each side but they will be crowded. It looks like it has 6 nest boxes and 6 hens only need 2 and will likely only use one.
It also doesn't have sufficient ventilation. Chickens have tiny respiratory systems unlike ours. Tiny lungs, air sacs and use space in the hollow bones to accommodate breathing. They need a constant supply of fresh air.
The more space they have, the easier they are to keep clean and the less likely they are to fight.
Manufacturers grossly over exaggerate how many birds their building will hold.
They waste money on unneeded nest boxes that could be put into larger buildings.
People that design these things clearly know nothing about chickens.