Help!! Is this coop going to be too small?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TheRedStarGirl, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. TheRedStarGirl

    TheRedStarGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Some will say yes some will say no----but you will be ok with that for them to grow out in----you gotta keep them in a brooder for a few weeks. Once all these gets grown you will probably be hunting something bigger anyway. I know some can not build and being I can and being my chickens are not near my home---I don't know if I got that much money in all my coops-----LOL, runs yes but a lot of my coops are built with free pallets.
    About 1/2 of my coops and runs in this pic(counting both sides) so you can see what I am talking about----I had 8 chickens a long time ago----tooo. Chicken Math will catch you if you are not careful.

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  3. Penguino1

    Penguino1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would just add a bit more coop space by getting rid of the nesting box area, and instead making your own on ground level. I have the same coop and the nesting boxes in the back of the actual coop take up quite a bit of space. I would also suggest adding more space to the now un-used nesting box by attaching a wood box (adding a few more square feet to the inside) so that they can all fit in there at night.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That actual coop portion of that setup is 2' x 3' according to the expert answering the Q&A(see below pasted from website).
    *I* would not put more than 2 adult birds in a coop that size...even if it is 'just for sleeping'.
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    Here are the individual dimensions: Run 77”W x 36.4”D x 21.7-44.7”H Coop 22.2”W x 36.4”D x 23”H (5.6 sq ft) Nesting box 12.6”W x 36.4”D x 23”H
     
  5. ScottandSam

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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    @ScottandSam the nest dimensions are probably overall, guessing there are 2 dividers inside making 3 nest at 12" each.
     
  7. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam I'm still here. Premium Member

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    Ok I just read the 36" deep and 23" high. That why I thought they were huge. I just put my dividers in our nesting box it 12"hx 12" deep and when I sectioned off 12"w my hens looked way big so I decided to go 15" wide. So instead or 6 nesting boxes I only did 5. I'll add 4-5 more roll away style in the run to keep my run and coop at a 40 bird max. I'm not halfway to that max yet but I do not want to add on anymore to this coop and anything more than 40 I will just build a woods style 100 bird house in the front field. But that wont be for at least another year(lol) well 5 years if chicken math don't strike again.

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  8. Katherine Robertson

    Katherine Robertson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is so helpful! I have the same coop for 5 standards and 3 bantams. I'm thinking come winter they will need more space!
     
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