Coop Size???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by teapot10, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. teapot10

    teapot10 Out Of The Brooder

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    So we have 29 chickens and a guinea...lol...I've been looking at plans for coops and honestly have no idea what size we are gonna need. Space is not an issue, we have 10 acres, but I'm pretty sure that my chicken obsession will have me adding a few more to the flock at some point.

    Could someone give me some guidance on what size coop I am gonna need? I've been looking at the "large" coops on this forum but they range in size.

    Thanks a bunch for any advice you can give. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 ft per bird inside the coop for them to be happy is what chicken for dummmies says. however if you are going to put them in a run durring the day than go with the 2-3 sqft per bird.
    My coop will be 3 "stories high. and it is 4x4.
    You will want bigger for the future expansion. Bigger is better people say [​IMG]

    120 ft min.
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    10x12 at the smallest. You really need more than that if you are any place where the weather gets bad in the winter.
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I would not build smaller than a 10 x 12 myself for 30 birds. If you're thinking you would eventually want more, plan for a 12 x 12 or a 10 x 14. And I agree with Coyote...if you're in an area that gets rough winters, plan a bit bigger. Good luck!
     
  5. teapot10

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    We're in Eastern Oregon, so yes, the winters get cold although we do not get much snow...I found a few that are 12 x 24 that I like, I think I'm gonna go with something around that size. [​IMG]
     

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