New coop questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by first time farmer, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. first time farmer

    first time farmer Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I am building a shed for my senior project. The shed is going to house my chickens (27) and the yard tools(rakes and what not) I also would like to have a storage section in the coop/shed for chicken stuff. I also want to have a brooder in the coop as well or at least a section to use as a brooder. A 16 by 10 coop would give me 160 sq feet do you think that is big enough for every thing I want in it?
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I think that's plenty big enough. I would build the shed with 2 rooms, one for the brooder and storage, and one large room (at least 100 square feet) for the birds.
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    should be plenty of room.

    See if you can find upper kitchen cabinets to use for storage. Keeps them off the floor.

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