In the Brooder
- Apr 17, 2013
So I am a brand new chicken owner. My sister and I decided we really liked the idea of fresh eggs so we jumped into chickens head first by getting 18 chicks. We have them in a brooder now and they are doing fantastic. We plan to make a coop using pallets. The pallets are 36" squared. I was thinking of making the coop 3 pallets long by 2 pallets wide and 2 pallets tall. So basically 9'x6'x6'. Does that sound big enough for 18 chickens? or should we do 3 pallets by 3 pallets? And how big of a run should they have?