How many silkies in this coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GimmeCake, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Songster

    May 8, 2013
    I'm planning on building a small Silkie coop next spring when more chickens are available. So far, I'm thinking about a 2x5FT run with a 2x2FT coop on top of it. I know it's small, but I'm thinking of doing two Silkie hens and a rooster. Will this work?
  2. aggiemae

    aggiemae Songster

    Mar 18, 2012
    Salem Oregon
    Even if you plan to free range some of the time if you want a rooster the hens will likely need space to get away from him so it seems too small. If you plan to keep them confined you will need at least twice that amount of space for three small chickens.

    If space it an issue consider building a coop that it three stories tall to increase the floor space.

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