1. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I wouldn't put more than 4, maximum. If you live in a year-round mild climate not prone to long rainy stretches, maybe 6-7 but it's more of a gamble w/r/t health issues.

    If you only wanted a 4x4 coop, it would be a lot cheaper to build your own reach-in (as opposed to walk-in) one. OTOH if you're spending a buncha money for a walk-in coop, better to have it larger (like at least 4x8 or 6x6 so you can fit a reasonable # chickens in there and/or have storage space for feed etc. JMHO of course.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  3. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are several people here on the forum who bought and modified the lowe's playhouse, so you might want to do a search and see what other folks have done with it. it's awfully small, though. i can't imagine that anyone would put more than three or four standard hens in there, even with a big run or free range.
     
  4. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a nice handful of people on here who have this as a coop. If you do a search for play house coop I think you'll find some.

    I wouldn't put more then 4 in it.
     
  5. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies! The playhouse was on sale for $75 and dh and I wouldn't be able to replicate it for that price, nor would we have the advantage of saving so much time.
     

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