OK, so I'm expanding...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mahonri, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have an 8 X 12 coop with a small run and I have 19 chickens in there. 1 roo that isn't doing his job and 18 hens, 4 are still juvies.

    I have 12, 7 week old chicks roaming the north lawn and roosting up in a dog kennel at night. (7 pullets 5 roos)

    3 of those roos will go to freezer camp in 8 weeks, I'll probably end up selling my beautiful Speckled Sussex roo and then I have a pair of Golden Cuckoo Marans that I'm keeping.

    DS #2 just finished building me two breeding pens... north half of the pens are half way opened with chicken wire, south ends w/ nests are enclosed.

    Both pens are almost identical mirror images of one another and are 4.5' high and 10' X 4' have a long roost on one side and three nest boxes on the other that I can access from the outside. They both sit on concrete, (should make easy cleaning with a hose). My wife thinks it's going to permanantly stain the cement. Neither have attached runs.

    How many birds do you think I can put into these... so that they aren't too crowded. 5? 8?
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I would say 8 would be fine.. Just my opinion though... [​IMG]
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Well I would go with 6 birds especially if they have to be locked fora while.
    show us some pictures please.

    Omran
     
  4. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:That's what I was thinking... 6 to 8.
     

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