How many will my design handle?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by scruffy, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. scruffy

    scruffy New Egg

    Oct 14, 2011
    I'm building a tractor coop and trying to decide on how many it will accommodate. The foot print will be 4'x10' with a 4'x4' coop on one end raised 30" up. They will also be able to free range on accession. I would like it to hold 6 but not sure if this will be too tight. Thanks
  2. EMAW

    EMAW Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2010
    SW Michigan
    Are you planning for Large Fowl (LF) or Bantams?

    Rule of thumb:

    LF: 4sqft of coop space per bird with 10sqft of run space per bird. Your set-up would only be large enough for 4 LF birds.

    Bantams: I think you could probably get away with 6 but it would be tight. I hope someone else can give you better info if you are looking at bantams.

    Hope this helps.

  3. TN_BIRD

    TN_BIRD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    My coop is similar in size. We have 4 hens and they are just fine.

    I am curious about the thought of this being a tractor. Mine is only 4x8 and I think it would take an ATV to move ours because it's so heavy. I'm not the best carpenter, so perhaps yours won't be quite so heavy.

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