Need help with coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Cluckcluck1215, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    So I have a 12 ft. Iong, by 10 ft. Wide shed.I want to make a chicken coop with it(of course, tear it down pretty much and rebuild it into a coop, since it is NOT sturdy, it's not used, it was a horse shed, no door anymore)I was wondering, how many chickens would I be able to fit in that?They wouldn't live in the coop permanently, they would have a large run and some free range time.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its just for nesting boxes and roosting you could fit quite a few in there.
     
  3. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Like, do you have any gestaminte?
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is the large run ?
    What breed of chickens?
    On average 30-40 chickens could nest in there.
     
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  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures? 25-40 if you stick with the same size.
     
  6. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Well, the thing is I'm asking advance.Im not sure if i will do it or not.The breeds will,be mixed of Sandard and Bantam breeds,
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens don't need much.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'd say 30 max...depending on your climate, your predator load, and what kind of run you'd have.

    OK, from your prolific profile info, I see you live in Maine .....
    .......unless you have a good weather protected run for winter, I wouldn't put more than 12-15 in there.
     

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