mixed coop help:)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by VegaJones, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. VegaJones

    VegaJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big should my coop be for 3 silkies and 2 ameraucanas. So far I have designed a coop that is 3x4 with one or two nesting boxes(leaning on probably just1) and a run underneath that is also 3x4 they will be free range as ofte as possible(im a stay at home mommy) do you guys think this will work. These will be my first chickens on my own. I live in central florida. Thanks in advanced
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    That's a very small run for 5 birds, even if they will have time outside of it.
     
  3. VegaJones

    VegaJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought so too...i decided to add a detachable 6x6 run for when I have to go out and they cat free range
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I would want a 6x 10 run for them, but otherwise think it sounds great.

    The only question is if the Ameraucanas would beat up the silkies. So maybe set it up so that there are two separate perches, waterers and feeders.

    Florida means lots of predators and lots of heat, and maybe lots of rain.

    So, I would spend extra time making sure that it was all predator proof, have at least part of the run covered from rain, and have the coop part mostly open wire, just set up so that the rain doesn't blow in on the perches, nest boxes, or food.
     
  5. VegaJones

    VegaJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah thats why im making a 6x6 attachable run just in case I have to go out. I ended up getting easter eggers and im getting the silkies this weekend after my coop is finished:). Im puting vents at both ends 6"x3' running across the top and I will have a good size overhang on th roof. I will also add a window on the side opposite to the acess cleaning door. I will take a picture when its all done
     
  6. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    good luck!
     
  7. VegaJones

    VegaJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks:) this site is amazing
     

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