teapot10

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 15, 2010
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Eastern Oregon
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.
 

Dingleberry

Songster
9 Years
Apr 22, 2010
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Woodinville
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


120 ft min.
 

teach1rusl

Love My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 28, 2009
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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
My Coop
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!
 

teapot10

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 15, 2010
53
0
39
Eastern Oregon
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.
 

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