Is this coop big enough?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AJ666, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. AJ666

    AJ666 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Rustic Chicken

    Rustic Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    If I am looking at the floor plan correctly, there is only 9.2 sqft of indoor space. This would really only be large enough for 2 chickens so this isn't nearly enough for 7 chickens. It is generally recommended that you have 4 sqft/chicken indoors and 10 sqft/chicken outdoors. Perhaps if you like the design you can make it larger.
     
  3. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
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    No coop is ever big enough! [​IMG]
     
  4. Rustic Chicken

    Rustic Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:So true!
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Are you in an area that gets winters??? If so, is this the only coop you would be using, or would you have winter quarters?
    I'm seeing around 32 sq. feet TOTAL, which will be pretty tight for 7 birds. In most set-ups, 7 birds would have about 28 sq. ft. of indoor space, and 70 sq. ft. of outdoor/run space, for a total of close to 100 sq. ft. So will you be free ranging them as well??? If not, then I agree with RC, I wouldn't keep more than 2-3 LF chickens in it, or you may be asking for bullying/pecking issues...
     

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