1. Titaniumcranium

    Titaniumcranium In the Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    Hi everyone.New to the forum.I'm startin out with my first batch of chickens this year.10 Rhode Island Reds.

    Here's a little mini coop I built to get them started outside.They're 4-5 weeks old.





    I'm scrounging around some more to get some more wood together for a coop.What would be a good size for ten chickens? The coop and the run?4x6x6?

    Would anyone have some pictures to share?

    I look forward to chatting with some of yall.
  2. debakadeb

    debakadeb Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    Cute mini-coop. For your regular coop, you want 4 sq ft of floor space per chick, 10 sq ft total for coop+run.
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Welcome!!!! And you need to build a very, very large coop for those 10 chickens. And the reason for the very, very large coop......is because you will want 10 more and then 10 more and well you get the picture. [​IMG]

    If you stay here very long you will find they a chicken quickly becomes an addiction. [​IMG]
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    I love the little coop! What a great idea! The name was great too! [​IMG]
  5. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    That lil play pen is cute! Do you have any plans for it or just make it up as your went along?
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Cute little tractor, put a hutch on the side and you can use it as a quarentine pen if you ever get adults!

    To avoid potential picking problems and so on, I'd go for a 6x8 coop minimum, with an attached 8x12 or larger run if they can't free range. If they have to be inside in the winter, I'd go for an even larger coop. You can try to go smaller, but it can be hard to stop picking if it ever starts. They can get bored easily. Best of luck!

  7. Moselle

    Moselle Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Nice work! I love watching little chicks explore the lawn!
  8. Titaniumcranium

    Titaniumcranium In the Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    Thanks for the info.I just had some old wood fencing lying around and I just slapped it together with some crown staples.Used 1/4 inch cloth.It measures 2'x3'.Iwas gonna use it for containing them inside,but cardboard reflected the heat better from the lamp and kept them warmer.

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