1. donsellars9

    donsellars9 New Egg

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    I am thinking about getting 6 to 8 hens. I have a 16ftx20ft kennel to keep them in plus i have a large fenced yard. Can any one help me with what size house i would need to keep them nesting boxes etc.
    Thanks
    Don
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Have you figured out what breeds you are interested in? There are a number of things that will influence how and how big you'll want your coop, check out the BYC Learning Center, it has a great article on figuring out how much coop space you want, https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need Generally you do want to build bigger than you think you need, because usually you wind up wanting to get more chickens! And the an article on nesting boxes https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/pictures-of-chicken-nesting-boxes-how-to-build-a-nest-box
     
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