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is a 10x12 gambrel highside shed big enough for 15 standard hens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blueseal, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    plan on haveing one built in the next couple weeks.the price is right cant wait. any feedback appreceaited.
     
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
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    Quote:Plenty of room 120 sq. feet??? That is HUGE easily fit 40 hens in there, especially of the free range...
    Good luck, and share pictures when you get 'er done
    Christina
     
  3. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that'll be plenty of room for them. thats double the min sq footage per bird!![​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Very roomy! But you know you'll get more....[​IMG]
     
  5. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone yeah illbe sure to post pictures when its done . ijust want something big enough to be able to move around in.be nice to be able to clean out coop and have lots of room.also will have a overhead loft for hay and grain storage and shavings . yeah something tells me ill have more chickens when its done gets addicting fast
     
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  6. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be just the right size for Maine winters I would think. They need roughly 10 sq ft each when they're confined for any length of time.
     
  7. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a12x12 run with a metal roof on it for winter time. they come out as long as it isnt stormy. last couple days they came out to my big 300x300 run for the first time since the christmas storm. the big 14inch storm all but gone. its funny watching them some walk on snow others dont like touching snow.
     
  8. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
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    They'll love having that covered run. Mine still hate the snow. They always look at it like it's toxic waste. [​IMG]
     

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