How many coops and runs do you have?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LaurelRidgeDreams, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Songster

    Jan 23, 2010
    Mountains of NC
    I'm starting to feel guilty. I found a great deal on a playhouse which could be easily converted into a coop. DH thinks one is enough. How many coops and runs do you have?
  2. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I have an 12x16 coop w/ 20x20 run, 2 big built in brooders and a sectioned off juvie coop/run...the rest is for the layers
    a 6x8 bantam coop w/ 8x8 ft run
    another 4x8 bantam coop w/ 8x15ft
    a second 4x8 coop w/ 10x20ft run
    2 small duck houses/runs

    And I am getting ready to build a coop and run for my various bantam Cochins, one for our Turkeys and we are working on a tractor for my Seramas.

    One would never be enough here lol.
  3. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Only one here. I have a playhouse that I'm thinking of converting, but the only thing I could use it for is a transition home for the babies. Where we live it gets cold in the winter, and we need insulation! [​IMG]
  4. elmo

    elmo Crowing

    May 23, 2009
    Not enough!

    Two coops/runs, plus two tractors.
  5. We have
    4 covered breeding pens 5 X 10
    4 covered breeding pens 5 x 18
    5 covered grow out pens 5 x 10
    1 covered transition pen 4 X 8
    1 temporary pen 10 x 10
    1 hen house 5 x 8
    1 roosting house 16 x 8
    1 partially covered common area 50 x 60
  6. shopchicks

    shopchicks Songster

    Sep 4, 2009
    Boise, Idaho
    I am not quite done with my main coop, and I'm already planninf my garden tractor... we only have half an acre though. If you've got the space, the more the better, right?!
  7. Jubaby

    Jubaby Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    West Texas
    We started with one coop, but figured out pretty quickly that it wasn't enough for us. Then we got a playhouse and made a second coop.

    Still not enough! - So we built the MEGA COOP 24X30 Barn with 5 pens and 5 runs right now. May have to do more in the future. [​IMG]
  8. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Main coop 8x8 with a 30x 20 run
    New coop 4 x4 with 20 x 9 run
    Japanese coop 5 x5 with 10 x 8 run.
    1 duck shelter
    1 tractor
    1 8x3 brooder
    1 round 5" brooder

    plans to build 2 more tractors for breeding trios of bantams and 1 more coopa nd run.
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I am working on our 3rd.

    I have a 6X8 coop
    a small coop (haven't measured it, but it's roughly 3X5) for growing out babies, or broodies, or breeding
    Currently building an 8X12 coop with a brooding area for growing out more babies.

    And it's still not enough. I have all these ideas and not enough coops to do them in.
  10. lilblessings5

    lilblessings5 Songster

    Jan 28, 2010
    3 coops

    1 coop is 12 X12 w/ a 12 X 24 foot run

    The other 2 coops are 12 X 16 and 6X12 - The smaller of the coops is for my new chicks so although there is a door for them to go outside - they don't, at least not yet. The bigger coop holds all my layers and they are free range.

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