How many chickens would this house?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Robin'sBrood, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    It's 5'11" long, 4'4" wide, and over 6' high.

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    It would only be used as a night time coop. My birds are in an enclosed run during the day.
     
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:For a roosting coop only? A dozen, easy.
    Kinda fancy for them, but hey, it's your money!
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009
  3. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I would mulitply length by width and divide that by 4. So about 6 chickens.
     
  4. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I didn't see the nightime only thing. Sorry.
     
  5. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I would do 8 max even if it's only nightime coop.
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:But, but, but... it's so cute! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    No more than 7.... and that's a little crowded.
     
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Good, because I only need it to house SIX! I know what I'm gonna ask for for my birthday this year! [​IMG]
     
  9. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I see you live in NC, not knowing what part you live in--but we have some really nasty weather-snow, ice, sleet, etc.. and I would think from time to time your birds will not be able to venture out...So, I would be safe and divide the sq ft by 4 and that would give you the #. If you crowd them you may have health and boredom problems..

    It's really cute, where is it from???
     
  10. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I'm central NC, not too far from Raleigh. My 4 adult chickens stayed in the nighttime coop for 1 whole day this year, because they were afraid to come out in the snow. [​IMG] They did fine though.

    I found it at ToysRus.

    If I can't find it locally and have to pay for shipping it, I won't get it. And I'm going to keep looking to see if I can find a better deal.
     

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