is this coop large enough for 3 hens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nicko2k1, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. nicko2k1

    nicko2k1 Hatching

    Jan 12, 2008
    hi can anyone advice a new starter if this coop will hold 3 chickens,i was looking for 2 rhode island reds and 1 light sussex,also would the nest box be fine inside bearing in mind i have to put a roosting bar in there aswell or would i have to build on the side of it im thinking about the size,they will have access to my garden in the day so not so concerned about the run so much
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2008
  2. MS9325

    MS9325 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    yes, thats plenty big enough for 3 to 4 hens.
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    IMO, it might be tight in the closed in area...but it is hard to tell.
  4. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

    Jul 5, 2007
    upstate New York
    I would nail a floor on the bottom and put a laying box where the small divider is upstairs, removing the divider (they only need one nesting box). This will give a little more floor space and give protection from predators.

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