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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CityKidChickens, Feb 21, 2016.
Does anyone have any 8 chicken chicken coop blueprints I could use? If so, that would be great.
Check out the Coop and Run Design section of the forum. Lots of great ideas there.
Check out coop 2 in my signature. I do not have full plans but it may work for you.
One thing I would suggest is, when you find the blueprint for an 8 Chicken Coop - double the size. I don't know where you live, but if you get cold winters your chickens may not want to go outside. That means they will be cooped up for much of the winter. If they're too crowded, feather pecking and other bad habits can occur.
Thanks I live in Michigan and we get cold winters
Ditto Dat^^^...and beware the '8 chicken coop' labels, most population numbers are grossly underestimated.
In Michigan too......had a couple 2-3 day stretches this year(which was relatively mild) they never left the coop all day.
Your best bet is to start with a shed, maybe a garden shed, and add big windows with hardware cloth, and a dig-proof foundation. At least five sq. ft. per bird, and build as large as you can, because more birds may 'happen' next year! Mary