My other Coop option

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chribroo, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Chribroo

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    My Husband bought me the TSC Country Classic XL coop and I bought this in the fall.. It's been painted all white.. This is when I picked it up. For 30.00 included everything inside. Included heat lamp large rabbit cage with purple bottom., feeder, water, fake owl, bucket, extra feeder and a nesting box a few other items. How many chickens can I get in this with a run about 8x 16?

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  2. ScottandSam

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    What is the footprint inside of the floor? I don't think 8'x16'.

    This will help get a answer. rule of thumb is 4 sq foot per bird on laying chickens.
     
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    4x4. Coop i was thinking with a 8 x 16 run attached. Sorry for the confusion !
     
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  4. Chribroo

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    I am think of attaching/adding nest boxes to the outside for more room!
     
  5. ScottandSam

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    16 square foot minus wall space. AT 4 SQ' per bird Id say 3-4. You will also need to make sure there is no direct breeze on the roost in your colder months. And for space concerns Id look at 2-3 nesting boxes that are built to protrude out of the coop, External. with 4 you may need some more roost space too.

    I'm sure some one else will chime in here too.

    Scott
     
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  6. ScottandSam

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    Yes that would be the best way to go. Like 2
     
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    Yes a protruding nesting box would be added. The already have on the side a wasted space flower box.. I figured I would add to it!
     
  8. ScottandSam

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    Ok. But no more than 4 large laying chickens. Anything more than build a new coop and use this as a broader.
    The 8x16 run is good size for the 4 birds and could hold more. But your really limited with a 4x4 coop. And if like most on here you will most likely want more chickens next year.

    Scott
     
  9. Chribroo

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    Really liking to get 6 birds. I may have to expand the walls on this!
     
  10. ScottandSam

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    I'd double it to 8x4. That 32 sq' and that will do 6. Your run will be fine to around 10+ birds.
    Scott
     

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