Is a 4x4 coop big enough for 4 Chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shiningeyes, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. shiningeyes

    shiningeyes Chirping

    Mar 22, 2016
    My husband is designing our chicken coop and I'm trying to determine what is actually an appropriate size for 4 chickens. Is a 4x4 (16 sq ft) space a good enough size?

    Also does anyone know of any reason not to split and 8x4 shed type space with ducks on one side and chickens on the other? Thanks for any feedback!

    Edited to Add: There would be a run on either side-one for the chickens and one for the ducks. They would be out when I am around. They would have to stay in the coop/run if I'm not due to the resident hawk population. The run would be about 4x10.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
  2. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Songster

    Jun 10, 2010
    Yes. It would be good to ad a run to the coop. Just as long as the ducks cant get in with the chicken it would be OK.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
  3. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Songster

    Mar 23, 2016
    Is it a coop where there going to be living staying in or just to lay eggs in? It seems kinda small either way maybe 4x6.

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