1. barred buck

    barred buck New Egg

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    is a 13 X 6 coop big enough for 17 hens they are free range birds but come back to the coop to lay and to roost.....
     
  2. ericstac

    ericstac Out Of The Brooder

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    it is big enough for 17 but why such an odd number, is it already built or something? I prefer sticking to numbers that reduce wood cutting,4,8,10,12.. I'm building an 8x12 for my 17 chickens.
     
  3. barred buck

    barred buck New Egg

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    odd number because i just put a 8 foot adition to my existing coop.
    cutting is no big deal when its totaly done i'll put some pics up i made it look like a old milk house and barn scale replica to my barn
    gambrel roof and all....
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  4. Alaskaman

    Alaskaman New Egg

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    I am new here and this is my first post, I have raised chickens for 20 some years and the rule of thumb I go by is 2 sf per bird. However over the many years I learned bigger is better when practical and having a walk in coop in is even better.

    JMA:cool:
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I use the 4 sq. ft. minimum rule of thumb, and even based on that, yes, your housing is large enough.
     

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