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coop storage area

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Vinniemac, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan on keeping 4 to 6 hens and want build a coop with a partioned of storage area .For the chicken supplies and tools. this will be my first a raising chickens. My question is what size should the storage area be?

    Thanks Vince
     
  2. Banner Ridge Chick

    Banner Ridge Chick Out Of The Brooder

    My building is 8 X 12 feet. coop is 8X8 feet and storage area is 4X8 feet. Holds 4 garbage can nicely, works for me.
     
  3. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, in order to figure that out, you will have to consider what you will want to store in the storage area. You might consider keeping in there food (in a garbage can/plastic locking bin), scratch (in a garbage can/plastic locking bin), a hoe/rake for mixing up the bedding, a dust broom, and few other small miscellaneous articles (flashlight, etc.) So, I would think that your storage space could be highly variable, depending on what you planned to store in there and your current coop design. If you make it unnecessarily big, of course, you could always store other tools or yard/farm equipment in there, too. [​IMG]
     
  4. MVchickens

    MVchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My building is 8x16. 10ft is storage (lawn tractor, garden/yard tools, feed) the other 6ft is coop. Love having the open area as a place to work when its cold and wet. The size of the storage area you want depends on what you want to keep in there..
     

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