1. Milesofsmiles

    Milesofsmiles Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 30, 2012
    Paulsboro NJ
    Hello,
    I am sorry if this question has already been asked. But I am going to convert an old wood dog house to a coop to get started. I was wondering how big the dog house should be for 4-6 Chickens. The run itself will be large enough, But we are not going to be able to build the Coop of our dreams until the Spring. Thanks for the help.
    Lauren
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    It depends. If you get decent snows and don't have a covered run, I would recommend a 4 x 4 doghouse for four birds. If your run is covered, or the coop is under a sheltered/protected area, then you might do okay just a little smaller (for 4 birds). If you don't get snows/severe weather in your area, then you might get by with 6 in a 4x4 housing.
     

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