Max size coop for about 20 birds

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickieMomma2Be, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. ChickieMomma2Be

    ChickieMomma2Be Out Of The Brooder

    We've found who our initial supplier will be and will be starting with aprox 15-20 Heritage Buff Orps.
    I would like to have the Max specs for the coop I need to build, as I do see the numbers fluctuating over time [​IMG].
    I've found great advice on this site in the past, so I know this would be a good place to start.
    Don't worry, I still have a couple months to plan everything out [​IMG]. Cause, you know, everything Always goes according to plan. Right [​IMG]?
    Thanks in Advance [​IMG] .
  2. ClovisMan

    ClovisMan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2014
    New Braunfels, TX
    There is no such thing as a "max" coop size. There are minimum coop sizes but in my opinion, you can never build too big.

    My coop in-progress is 8x12 with 8 foot walls. Basically a garden shed and it sized for 24 birds. So you could probably get away with an 8x10 or so for 20 birds.
  3. ChickieMomma2Be

    ChickieMomma2Be Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks [​IMG]!
    What I'll probably do, is build another separate coop for the ones I don't plan to keep around (meat) [​IMG].

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