How big should the coop be for 8 birds?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jennmugg, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. jennmugg

    jennmugg In the Brooder

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    We are starting our tractor today, and I want to make sure the coop section will be comfy without being too heavy.
     

  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    The 4 sq ft rule is pretty good . ( 4 sq ft per chicken) I went a lil smaller since my girls hardly stay inside.. I will tell you bigger is always better because you will want more.... Don't forget to take pics ...
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    A 4 ft x 8 ft coop will give them the 4 sqft per chicken they need.
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Unless they have a large, covered run and they can also free range, they should be in an 8x12 coop. A 4x8 coop will be enough if they have all of the aforementioned.
     

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