New Coop Design for 50 Birds

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lavkid, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Lavkid

    Lavkid Chirping

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    So I have been struggling with finding a coop to accommodate my massive flock of 40+. Either the coops don't go larger than 30, or are super expensive, or don't have adequate shelter from the elements and only hold about 30. So I went another direction, crunched some numbers to give my free ranging birds at least 4 sq ft each and I came up with this bad boy. It wont cost more than $300 and if you are frugal and know how to find free stuff it can be less. But all my babies will have a nice spacious place to sleep at night. Note: I feed horses in the morning and at night so no chicken door is on the coop until I decide to put one in. Its only a drawing and we are getting materials this weekend. Anyone is welcome to try it out or wait until mine is built to see. What do yall think? Its 10' W x 20' L x 7' T. Still a work in progress and a little missing details here and there.
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  2. ashlandco

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    Good idea! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!
     
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  3. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    Just need to add a 20' x 30' run to that and your all set...

    JT
     
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  4. Lavkid

    Lavkid Chirping

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    They won't be using it. They are free range and I just wanted the coop.
     
  5. Foster's Freehold

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    I too was unsatisfied with prefabs. So I'm going with a post and frame with a single slope roof. 16 x 24, enough room for nearly 100 birds, but at most I'll have half that. Mine will have room for breeding pens and brooding pens. That is, if it ever stops raining.
     
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  6. Lavkid

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    If i did that i would need to get 100 birds to fill said coop haha, have to limit myself somehow
     
  7. Foster's Freehold

    Foster's Freehold Songster

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    I know, and I have the pasture to support them too. But dang, even the 50 sounds like a lot lol.
     
  8. usmcpilot06

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    o build a new coop big enough for 20 birds, but it just will no stop raining here. Wanting to get the birds out so they can stretch. Darn rain
     
  9. usmcpilot06

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    16x24 is enough for 100 birds?
     
  10. Foster's Freehold

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    yep or close to it. 16 x 24= 384 / 4 = 96.
     

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