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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by samandmike, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. samandmike

    samandmike Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a truck bed type camper that i am using for a coop there are one roo and two hens in now i have 16 chicks in brooder about 2 weeks old and 10 moor pulits coming in april thay will free range is the full size camper enough room
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    with over 20 birds, you probably need a little more roosting room...
     
  3. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you will be on the high end of capacity.
     
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens need 4 1/2 feet of floor space per bird
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  5. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have the camper gutted out for the birds??? if it's the same type I am thinking of, there really is alot of room in those, but it might be beneficial to add on more room if you can...

    If they have an outside run too that would help(can't remember what I read already in the first post)...
    I know I caught somethign about free ranging, but don't remember if you said you also had a run connected to the camper/house/coop or not...
     
  6. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is it? If its the size of a truck bed then I would think your way over the limit.
     
  7. samandmike

    samandmike Out Of The Brooder

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    the over cab bed is like a floor to the ones in thear perches run from door to bed and two from cabinet to cabinet cross way is this still not enough and thanks for advice every one
     
  8. samandmike

    samandmike Out Of The Brooder

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    yes full size all cabanet doors off and going to free range
     
  9. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have you ever visited an egg farm that uses battery cages? 4.5 sq ft is nice, but not a need.
     
  10. samandmike

    samandmike Out Of The Brooder

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    no never to egg farm just moved to the booneys and started with chickens as first farm animals so any help welcome thanks
     

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