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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Weber 1991, Sep 23, 2015.
Is my coop a good size and design? Also any suggestions for it?[/IMG]
How many chickens do u have?Are those nesting boxes secure besides the logs? It seems to have good ventilation.
I have 14 chickens. There's three bays and outside runs that go along with them. The total is about 16×18 counting the partitions. No there not secure yet but plan on doing it.
Looks really nice and well ventilated. Plenty of room for 14+ chickens. Better order MORE! Landing bars on the upper boxes, Check. I would only question your local predators and the use of chicken wire. You might want to shout out on your local thread to ask your neighbor what predators they have encountered and how they needed to reinforce their coop/run. Here's a link. https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=washington
Roughly how many chickens do you think I could have. Cause I have a run that I'm going to get ready this coming spring witch is about 10×30 yards?
On the left is the 10x30 and on the right is a smaller extra run the will have access to also....
General rule of thumb is 4sq ft per bird in the coop, 10 sq ft in the run. How big is your coop? Where they roost? They need roost space too to avoid squabbling. Minimum for 14 IMO would be 2 8' roosts at the same height. A lot depends on weather too. 10X30 as a rule is good for 30 chickens, but there are so many variables. Will they be locked up all winter? Look through the threads. There are tons of great conversations to help you decide. Keep the questions coming. One way isn't the only way. I hope you get great input.
With that run u can have up to 30 chickens. I calculated it by 10 sq.ft per chicken. The coop for 30 birds would need to be 120 sq.ft. I would do 4 sq.ft. For the coop per chicken.
Hope this helped!