How many can fit?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Katelyn, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Katelyn

    Katelyn Cooped Up

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    Okay my coop right now has the following deminsions (sp)

    Coop- 6 feet long, 5 1/2 tall, 3 feet wide (closed in with hardware cloth (times 3), not plywood)

    Nest box- 3 feet long, 2 feet tall, 2 1/2 feet wide

    Sand Area- Same as nest box, because it is under the nest box.

    "Run" - 5 feet long, 3 feet tall, and 3 feet wide.

    I plan on expanding the run in a month or so.

    Right now I have 2 pullets (10 and 9 weeks) and 2 ducks (1 1/2 month). I am wondering what else I have room for. I would like to have a pair of geese, more ducks, and more chickens. The free range from aboout 7-1 and than I put them in the coop. I know I will probley have to expand it in someway, but I was hoping you could tell me where to.

    Please let me know how many more chickens, ducks, geese (if any) I can have. And if/where to expand.
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Dunno about ducks but standard sized chickens need 4 sq ft per chicken in coop size and I've read in places 6ft for run size.

    6ftx3ft=18sqft/4=4.5chickens in the coop
     
  3. Katelyn

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    Man do I have some work to do, lol

    Thanks
    I plan to expand the run to 6x6, and the coop to 6x4 1/2 so that should give them a lot more room. The only thing is that I cant do that for a couple months.

    I have a chicken order coming next friday (15) I will only be keeping about 8 of them. And I am ordering more ducklings. Will this size coop be okay untill I can expand it around Sept/Oct, I am also going to be building another coop and run at that time as well.
     
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