How big should my coop be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Melissa2173, May 25, 2011.

  1. Melissa2173

    Melissa2173 Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    Springfield, Georgia
    Would a 4x6 or 4x8 be big enough for 8 chickens? What's the max that will hold? (shhh....don't tell husband I want more!!! [​IMG] ) This is our first time raising chickens and are pretty new to all of this. We are going to buy the coop but build a run for them. Any suggestions are appreciated.
  2. ngamtnman

    ngamtnman In the Brooder

    May 18, 2011
    North GA
    The 4x8 would provide 4 square feet per bird, which is good as long as they have access to the outside, either through a run or free range. And wont be stuck inside in the winter for an extended period.

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