How big of a coop for silkies/bantam cochins?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sweeterdeeter42, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    682
    2
    131
    Mar 10, 2011
    Northern Illinois
    How big of a portable coop do 2 silkies and 2 bantam cochins need. Not including the run part.
     
  2. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,315
    12
    133
    Jul 2, 2011
    Southwest Georgia
    I would also be interested in this information. Also, when determining your 'coop space' square footage, do you include the nest box square footage?
     
  3. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,315
    12
    133
    Jul 2, 2011
    Southwest Georgia
    Just calculated my coop size: 5.63 sq ft, plus another 2.2 sq ft for the 2 nesting boxes. I have 2 pullets and an 8'x16'x6' run. They do free range, for a limited time and under supervision. Would like to add a silkie or other bantam.

    How do you determine what is enough coop space for mixed flocks' coops?
     
  4. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,315
    12
    133
    Jul 2, 2011
    Southwest Georgia
    Anyone able to answer our questions this morning? Pretty please?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by