Is this size of coop fine for trios?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Backyard Bob, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Backyard Bob

    Backyard Bob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of making pallet breeding coops for LF trios. Would 35" x 45" be adequate sizes?
    Just the coop, not the run! Thank you!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    There isn't a black and white answer for this. At that size, their usable space would be affected quite a bit by whether food and water were inside, for example. In your climate, a small coop could easily get too hot in summer. Actually, in your climate, an open ended shelter attached to a run, if positioned to pick up summer breeze and shade but with the ability to block winter wind, would be more than adequate. Maybe you can get some ideas from this:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/163417/please-show-me-your-hot-weather-coops/0_20

    This is also an excellent post:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700308/coop-and-run-size/0_20#post_9504811
     

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