Just added another coop.......is it big enough?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mtnhomechick, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I just added a 4x8 coop, 4 ft. high. I would like to house 6 B. Austrolorps and two Barred Rocks in it. It is inside a new 10x30 run.

    Sound like enough space?

    Thanks,

    Mary
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like it would be perfect!
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Forgot to mention the run is 6 ft. high. I added it to my 16x24 existing run which has the original 10x10 coop attached on the outside. It will be L shaped and when the new young ones are fully grown I would like to integrate them in the run.

    So, I'm hoping the 16x24 run attached to the additional 10x30 run will be enough space for 48 Chickens. If it's not I'll have to add more run. If it's too much I'll have to get more chickens [​IMG]
     
  4. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    Sounds good! I have 5 in a 4x8 coop. Not sure how big the run is, but I think its comparable to the one you have. My chickens seem happy in there. ( Well, they were used to free ranging every day until a neighbor complained, so they arent all THAT happy being penned up, but they stopped complaining)
     

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