1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

    490
    3
    111
    Jul 4, 2011
    How big should my coop and run be for 4 EEs?
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  2. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,027
    12
    151
    Feb 18, 2011
    According to most BYCers that would be 16 square feet for the coop and 40 square feet for the run.
     
  3. Vtchicks

    Vtchicks Out Of The Brooder

    83
    1
    31
    Jun 16, 2011
    Rutland, VT
    I would do a 6x4 base. By the time you build the walls and all it will be a bit smaller. Or better yet build it 4X8, because the laws of chicken math say you will end up with more chickens over time.
     
  4. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    533
    127
    161
    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Hey, Definitely build as big as you can and afford. Chcikens are addictive, even for an old city boy.. gone county like me. I did 10' x 12' hen house and 20' x 24' run and am already trying to decide where I am gonna make space for more. We have gone "Chicken Crazy". We originally thought we'd have maybe 20......well, that soon changed. We have 34 to date and trying to keep it in check. For now.
    Love it....do what ya want. Life is short......you are dead forever.....Enjoy your chickens.
    Erik check out my Page
     
  5. Gullygarden

    Gullygarden Chillin' With My Peeps

    209
    5
    81
    Jul 2, 2011
    My 4 eight week old chicks are in a 12 x 6 foot coop and they are already bored - I'm glad they will be in the run full time soon. ( I'm still watching their interaction with the bossy old hens) pic on my site.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by