How many coops are too many?

Trevorusn

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How many coops do we poultry folk generally have?? I am having a third coop, our second 4x6, built and now may have a sweet deal on a fourth coop at least 4x6 in size. How many coops do you all have?? Lol, is this a recipe for chicken math disaster?? Also, can a 4x6 coop be good for say 4 turkeys by themselves?? Lol, aware of needing a larger door but is that the only needed change?
 

Ridgerunner

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What breed are your turkey's? I raised a Midget White tom and he was fine with a 1' x 1' pop door.

How many coops do you need? That depends on your goals, how you manage them, all that. Many people find one coop the perfect number. I have a main coop, grow-out coop, and a shelter that I sometimes use. With my goals and the way I manage them that works for me. Some people with multiple species or with breeding programs may need more.

My chicken math includes subtraction. I generally overwinter 1 rooster and 6 to 8 hens. In summer I may have over 50 chickens of various ages, most growing to butcher size. Then the next winter I'm back down to 1 rooster and 6 to 8 hens.
 

Trevorusn

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What breed are your turkey's? I raised a Midget White tom and he was fine with a 1' x 1' pop door.

How many coops do you need? That depends on your goals, how you manage them, all that. Many people find one coop the perfect number. I have a main coop, grow-out coop, and a shelter that I sometimes use. With my goals and the way I manage them that works for me. Some people with multiple species or with breeding programs may need more.

My chicken math includes subtraction. I generally overwinter 1 rooster and 6 to 8 hens. In summer I may have over 50 chickens of various ages, most growing to butcher size. Then the next winter I'm back down to 1 rooster and 6 to 8 hens.
So I plan on breeding four breeds, and also having a bachelor pad and grow out/quarantine coop. As for turkeys, I was thinking either Royal Palm or Spanish Blacks, unless I go with a unique color fron Porter's. I know Royal Palms tend to be smaller but I have no plans for Midget Whites. Hence, with 3 coops already, I was curious if the fourth could be doable for turkeys, as between the 3 I can house a decent number of chickens.
 

Trevorusn

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I have 1 big main coop, a small duck house, that I used to have my geese live in but it was just too small. Soon it will house 2 ducks, and I have 2 stalls set up in my barn for my geese.

And no, sadly we do not have horses.😩😣
I was thinking African Browns down the road, but I'd think a chicken coop would be well under their space needs lol.
 

MJ22

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Make a bird village!!!! There’s never enough! This is my secret dream! 😂
 

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