Is my coop big enough?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TechyFarmer, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. TechyFarmer

    TechyFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I have 40 chicks that are getting to the point to where they need to get moved to a coop in the next few weeks. I just finished designing the plan for my coop and I was just wanting to get opinions and ideas on if my coop is big enough or not.

    The coop is going to be 10x10 feet. (8.5x10 feet once you add nests and feed/water)

    It is going to have 42 feet of roost.

    And any ideas on how big I should make the run?

    Is this to big or to small?
    Thanks for your ideas and opinions in advance.
    -Jay
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once the addiction goes into full swing, no coop is ever big enough.
     
  3. TechyFarmer

    TechyFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately my budget wont allow the coop to get any larger than what I posted before.. for now.
     
  4. pattyjean73

    pattyjean73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on your climit conditions.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Guess you could sell 15 birds.
     
  6. TechyFarmer

    TechyFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Basically get rain/snow over winter, and sun during the summer and a mixture in between.

    Rarely gets below 25 degrees or above 100 degrees.
     
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I'd make the run as large *and as sheltered* as possible, if you want to keep all 40 birds. You're still pushing your luck with what'll happen over the winter. Remember it is way easier to avoid a picking/cannibalism problem than to deal with it once it arises (some people end up having to cull the entire flock [​IMG])

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  8. TechyFarmer

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    Basically I am just wanting to know, is my coop to small to hold 40 chickens?
     
  9. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:In my opinion, yes, it is too small for 40 standard size chickens.
     
  10. TechyFarmer

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    Quote:In my opinion, yes, it is too small for 40 standard size chickens.

    How many chickens would you estimate it would hold?
     

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