Newbie to having chickens in my backyard

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by papito, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. papito

    papito New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Mar 21, 2015
    Hey fellow Minnesotan,

    I live in Carver, MN and Im a beginner in having chickens and im struggle in getting the right size of coop for 3 Buff Orpington chickens. Im going the easy routine and buy a coop. Every where i research they state that the inside of the coop must have at least a minimum of 4 sq ft per bird in which every coop i have researched are small on the inside. Does anyone have Buff Orpington chickens and what size is your coop?Did you make it or buy it? Does any one have a good recommendation on a coop I could buy which will be good for 3 Buff Orpington chickens?

    I appreciate any help

    Thanks,
     
  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    6,334
    338
    296
    Jun 10, 2013
    Michigan
    My Coop
    Hello and [​IMG]

    I would do the 4sq ft per bird, it is always best to have more space then less.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015
  3. arotherham

    arotherham New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Mar 22, 2015
    [​IMG]Can you upload of picture of your chickens. I think I may have Buff Orphs too. I'm not quite sure. I'm a newbie too. When I went to get the chickens from the lady she said what the name was I just totally forgot. I was completely over whelmed. Mine have hair on their feet. I have a decent size coop with 3 hens. They are young and not laying yet. Here is a picture of my hens and my coop I bought. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by