How many will my design handle?

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

  1. scruffy

    scruffy New Egg

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    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

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    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.

    Scott
     
  3. TN_BIRD

    TN_BIRD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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