Is this big enough?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lisafong, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. lisafong

    lisafong Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there, im looking to get 4 chickens, and ive seen this lovely coop - would you say its big enough? It comes in two sizes - which one would be better? Thanks!!! [​IMG]
    http://www.henhouseworld.co.uk/ch103.htm
     
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  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    I would think it is big enough so long as you dont get more than 4 chickens.
     
  3. lisafong

    lisafong Out Of The Brooder

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    which one? The normal sized one or the Large one? thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    The larger one would be big enough for 4 large fowl as long as they had a larger outside run.
     
  5. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
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    The larger one.
     
  6. lisafong

    lisafong Out Of The Brooder

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    is the run that comes with that coop not big enough? im planning on letting them have the run of the garden when im there to supervise.
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My metric skills are poor, so someone may have to double check me. But I'm getting that the larger structure is about 13 sq. feet. If that's right, and you go by the 4 sq. feet per chicken guideline, then it would only be large enough for 3 hens. Unless you are getting banties???
     
  8. lisafong

    lisafong Out Of The Brooder

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    Im planning on getting Light Sussex's - just standard hens. Maybe i should look for something larger - how about this one? It says its large enough for 4-6 birds..... http://www.henhouseworld.co.uk/ch106.htm

    Then i can get a seperate run....
     
  9. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Well, I was doing the same thing and came up with 17 square feet, but looking again, I think that is including the nest boxes, and the run is about 10 sq feet. Which means 3 chickens would be pushing it, but with free ranging on a regular basis you would be ok. However if you have extended periods of really cold weather where they would be indoors, its a little small. They sure are pretty, though.
     
  10. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find most things that say 'big enough for x hens' are full of *insert g rated bad word here*

    Normally the coop itself seems big enough for the number they say, maybe only 2/3s that number, but the runs are always pretty small.

    My Advice? Get the biggest coop your willing to spend money on (because chickens are addicitve, and even if you dont get more than you plan, they will love the extra space) and build your own run [​IMG]
     

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