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Is this enough room?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ladyj02, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. ladyj02

    ladyj02 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wondering if I really have enough room for my 6 RIR chicks. I bought this coop http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/precision-pet-farm-house-coop?cm_vc=-10005

    and I have it all set up inside of a 6' tall 10'x10' dog run that will have a chicken wire "roof" on top for added security. My plan is to really just use the coop part for egg laying and for them to sleep. I plan on leaving the door open to the actual coop so they can get out into the dog run area as they please, and then I can also allow them to free-range the entire yard ( a fairly large yard) a few times a week when I don't work and can supervise.

    I guess I'm really just wondering if they have enough room inside the coop for sleeping and egg laying? It just doesn't look that big but it says that it can hold 6 chickens.
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The link says sorry for the inconvenience but we no longer advertise for tractor supply
     
  3. Leigti

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    I can pretty much guarantee it's not going to be big enough. The link didn't work for me either. I have a precision coupe that I bought and used it for three chickens. It worked OK but now I am building a big coop because I want to have more chickens. Knowing what I know now I would not have bought it.
     
  4. ladyj02

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    Hmm. Well here are the dimensions but I'm assuming it's the dimensions for the entire thing and not just the sleeping/laying portion.
    Size: 73 in. x 38.25 in. x 46 in.

    And here's a little video of it I found on YouTube.

     
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    Ok well are u planing on free ranging then because if not I wouldn't think it would be big enough but he house part size looks good and I mean u could always get a extention and build on to that run but that run is to small for six birds
     
  6. ladyj02

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    Yes, not only will they have that entire 10'x10' space that the coop is placed inside of but they will also have my entire backyard to free range in whenever I'm home and can supervise them. It's just the house part that I'm worried is too small. It has 2 roosting bars and 3 nesting boxes on the inside of it.
     
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    Ya I seen the YouTube video how much are u willing to spend I can help u find abut of a bigger one
     
  8. ladyj02

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    It's already bought and set up, and my husband already threw the box away. There's no turning back now. :(
     
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    O well the coop should be big enough but is there any room in ur backyard for a dog kennel and open up that little door on the end of the little run and let them out into the dog kennel I have 8 birds in a 4x8 coop and a 36 by 11 feet run
     
  10. ladyj02

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    That's exactly what I'll be doing in the 10x10 space.
     

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