Does a loft count as square footage?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mike001, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. mike001

    mike001 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2012
    Hi all,

    I built my coop a little too small for the 4 square foot rule, and while I know they don't need that much space, it would be nice to have it.

    My coop is 6' tall, so I was thinking of adding a second floor over half of it, sort of a "loft," which would, in theory, make by coop 12x4 instead of 8x4. I have 11 normal chickens and four bantams.

    So...would a loft count as square footage? Meaning, would the chickens use it and still use the space underneath? I can put roosts in both "rooms."
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Anywhere they can walk around counts. That's why nests don't. Sounds like a good idea.

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