New Coop & Run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cajun1, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. cajun1

    cajun1 Out Of The Brooder

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    This coop is 4'wide X 8' long X 6' high. The Run is 8' X 15 ' long. Will this hold 7 Plymouth Rocks (6 hens , 1 Roo) & 6 Golden Comet Hens ? There will be alot of free range.


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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    4 X 8 = 32 sq ft. divided by 4 square feet per bird means you could fit 8 chickens comfortably.

    I have an 8 X 10 ... with 24 chickens and they do OK, but they lay better when there are less than 20.
     
  3. Crooked-Creek

    Crooked-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice Coop!!! Sounds like enough space for what you mentioned. It might be a bit crowder on rainy days unless there is some cover over the run area. Good Lay-out. I like your nesting Boxes.
     
  4. cajun1

    cajun1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good thought on the run cover. I'll look into that.
     
  5. Crooked-Creek

    Crooked-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Cajun1
     
  6. Nikon

    Nikon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks really good so far!
     

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