Decent size?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NaeNae, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. NaeNae

    NaeNae In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Gippsland
    Just wondering what would be a good size coop to build. The total area I have to use is approx 18'wide by approx 61' long (733inches to be exact)

    I am hoping to have a 12 bird flock at the moment though its 5 (standard size) and I am unsure what size coop to build. It will be fully contained within this space although not sure if I will have the entire coop inside the run area. The birds will also have a gate opening to our garden which will hopefully deter them from heading into the dairy shed.

    What would be a "comfortable" size for the birds?

    Thanks Nae
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'd make an 8 X 16 foot coop with that kind of space.

    you know, chicken math and all.
  3. NaeNae

    NaeNae In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Gippsland
    There's chicken math??? [​IMG]

    so is that 4square per bird or something? ....... gah I am so dense ... would that allow for even MORE birds long term??

    SOrry my brain fried the minute I became a mummy [​IMG]
  4. thechickonthehill

    thechickonthehill Songster

    Feb 13, 2009
    Sadieville, KY
    Quote:Here is an example of "chicken math": Two years ago I decided I only wanted 5 or 6 chickens for eggs . . . and today I have 52 with 21 eggs in the incubator right now.

    So, yeah, build as big a coop as you have money and space for - you will need it! [​IMG]

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