how many will fit

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nicola, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    i have 4 bantams hatching and a standard how many chickens will fit in this
    and my friend will be getting on also how many silkies will fit in hers?

    see post 13 for pics
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  2. Dandy Acres

    Dandy Acres Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    Well, it says it can fit 5 chickens. I don't speak metric, BUT the measurements it gives are tiny. They must not include the run? maybe there are other opinions out there?
  3. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    TOO small for 5-6 chickens. I have 10 chickens in a 12 x 12' coop.

    Maybe good for 4 silkies. I'm thinking of getting some myself and someone told me that silkies don't roost so need lots of floor space.
  4. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Fountain Green, UT
    I'm guessing 3 or 4 bantams. It is not going to be big enough for 4 or 5 bantams and 1 standard. Sorry.
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    "Fit" is such a loaded term. If you are selling a coop, it tends to mean "physically fit in there", e.g. in terms of providing adequate roost length. That is not necessarily what all chicken owners think of as "sufficient room for those chickens" though. (Although if you live in, like, Hawaii it *may* be)

    Ignore mfrs' claims, do the math yourself and decide what you're comfortable with [​IMG]

  6. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I would say "it depends". I have 6 standards in a 4ftx4ft hen house, and they are perfectly happy. But, they only roost in there at night and use the nest boxes to lay in. They have a large covered run to play in during the day (around 10 foot by 8 foot). Our climate allows them to be outdoors year round, so they don't need a large hen house.
  7. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    yer the run space is small im thinking of making it bigger when it arrives by taking a peice of wire out and adding an exstension.

    In feet it works out to be 6.7ft long x3.4ft high and 2.5ft deep
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  8. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    Quote:i SUCK at math lol [​IMG]
  9. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    Quote:so thats big enough for up to 5 bantams or silkies (it will be snug) or 4 bantams or silkies
  10. pattyjean73

    pattyjean73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    NW Arkansas
    I would guess it depends on how much time you plan on spending each day cleaning. I myself wouldn't put more than 2 birds in there. But that's a personal opinion. I am lazy and don't want to spend hours upon hours cleaning. Also depends on if they'll be allowed to free range at all. Etc.

    But I'm thinking it would work out great for a few rabbits!

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