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 Moderator Staff 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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