1. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello all i was wondering is a 3' x 5' x 3 foot high coop big enough for 2 hens and a rooster??
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Yep that will work. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. i wansnt sure i dint want them to be cramped im going to start building it this afternoon
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    The only thing I would change, if you can, is the height. Taller would make it easier to clean, and give you more space to put roosts.
     
  5. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea that does make sense thanks for the advice:)
     
  6. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can a coop be to big?....Let's say you wanted 8 chickens and had a 6x10 shed with 6' walls...would it be to big? How many birds would you say would be Happy in 60 sq. ft.?
    Thanks for all who respond.......
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    HappyHatch'en :

    Can a coop be to big?....Let's say you wanted 8 chickens and had a 6x10 shed with 6' walls...would it be to big? How many birds would you say would be Happy in 60 sq. ft.?
    Thanks for all who respond.......

    For 8 chickens in 60 sq ft would be a luxury home for them. [​IMG] 15 would fit in 60sq ft comfortably. I personally dont think a coop can be too big, but you do have to take your climate into consideration.​
     
  8. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probabably couldn't get it too big in Georgia. In a cold climate where the amount of body heat they generate can make a big difference ( INMHO)coop size/#chickens can get out of proportion if you don't want to add extra heat. Mostly the extra space is nice to have and you will find a way to use it. Coop space is like money, it is kind of hard to have too much, and if for some reason you do wind up with more than you need- don't whine about it here. [​IMG]
     
  9. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    There is no such as thing as too much space...Only too few chickens. This site is infected with chicken fever and you will always be encouraged to get more chicks..lol Seriously...overbuild at least a little in case you do get more in future. Good Luck.
     
  10. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Nah, even up North, no such thing as too big. You can very easily make an insulated hover around/over the roosts, or section off part of the inside for a 'coop within a coop', if you find yourself needing to concentrate their body heat more; that way you get all the advantages of more space, with no disadvantages [​IMG]

    REALLY, nothing such as too big, anywhere [​IMG]

    Pat
     

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