Dennis' Playhouse coop (from MyPetChicken.com)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NRacine, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. NRacine

    NRacine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone!

    My husband and I are working on building the 4X8 Playhouse Coop, with some adjustments. Pics are up at http://picasaweb.google.com/call.me.t/Coop#, I'll post the highlights when it's all done!

    A question for those who already have built this coop- how many chickens do you keep in it? The plans say it houses up to 5 chickens, but I'm thinking that might be a little snug. I know the general rule of thumb, but I want to hear first-hand what is working for other people with this coop. Thanks!
     
  2. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
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    I think 5 would be to many. I would try 3. I don't have this coop but it seems that they would be crowded. Good luck with your project!
     
  3. 1Speckled Hen w/Chicks

    1Speckled Hen w/Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW_It looks great!!

    If Housing banties-Maybe 4-
    If Housing Standards probably 3....
    With chicks however-you could do a few more either way!!

    Great job on the coop!!
     
  4. wendypets

    wendypets Out Of The Brooder

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    So big ,it is enough for 5 chickens ,i think 10 is also OK [​IMG]
     
  5. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
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    Quote:[​IMG] 10 would be waaaay too many! Unless your just housing chicks in it for a short time. I would also go with 3 chickens. I would think anymore than that they would crowd each other. But I dont have this coop, so I dont know..
     
  6. wendypets

    wendypets Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha....do you buy the plan from Mypetchicken.com ?
     
  7. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens only sleep in the coop and wait in enclosed area for me to let them out in the morning. Then they have 200sq feet to roam. So, dare I say, i've got 16 living in the coop area. They roost on the front flap and I have three or four 2 x 4 roosts up high. I think mine is missing the storage area he had so I think I have more head room. I definitely don't enough room for nesting, so that's the next modification. (first eggs should be in about four weeks)
     
  8. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. wendypets

    wendypets Out Of The Brooder

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    may be you can add some perchs in the run
     
  10. wendypets

    wendypets Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:HIHI,,i can not see the nexting box in your coop...where is it?
     

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