Hoop House Size

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Azure Acres, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Azure Acres

    Azure Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2014
    NW Missouri
    We are building a hood house for our chickens. It will be moved every day to fresh pasture. The hoop house will measure 7 ft x 6' 8" and it will have a coop attached to the back. We haven't decided on coop dimensions yet, but it will not take up any of the hoop house area. My question is, approximately how many standard Ameraucana hens will this comfortably house? We will not be keeping a rooster, and hens will be layers only.
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed Flock Master

    I would put no more than 3-4 standard large fowl birds in that space.
  3. Cheyenne2929

    Cheyenne2929 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2012
    I am no expert, but if you will have a coop, and this will be the run, Id say 5-8. Especially if you are moving it each day they will not do too much damage to the ground. A lot depends on the size coop you will have too.

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