Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. mama2my4

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  2. bruceh

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    personally i see how much a shed is. then i would customize it the way i would want it. i think you can find a bigger shed for a lot less money.
     
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  3. Baym

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    I plan to build it myself over the winter. Just really trying to get a design idea. Didn't want to screw up the sizing!
     
  4. bruceh

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    the 4 sq foot design is the min. . however you have to include roost space, nests and other things the bird would use. so if you have 20 sq ft on the floor and your roosts and nest boxes take up 8 sq ft. you have 12 sq ft left. this is just a suggestion on how i do things.
     
  5. Baym

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    So I am shooting for no more than max 8 hens (more likely 6), so I would need 32 (or 24) sq feet of coop space, plus more space for roosts and nests? Sound about right?
     
  6. maizy'smom

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    Baym,
    I have four LF hens in a very similar coop, except mine doesn't have run space under the coop area. It has storage there instead. My girls do free range most of the day in our back yard, but on occasions like we just had with Sandy, I really wish the run size was bigger. It really becomes clear what being "cooped up" really means. You might get by if your run design was another 5'x4' longer, and you kept it to 5 or 6 girls. But if there is one thing being on BYC has taught me it's "BUILD BIGGER NOW...BEFORE CHICKEN MATH SETS IN!!"

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    ETA: Keeping measurements based on 4' and 8' lengths will make budgeting lumber much easier.
     
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  7. Sally Sunshine

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    [​IMG] bantam count for .5??? lol
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

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  9. barbiegirl

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    Omg, the news is calling for a noreaster. The power is just starting to come back to our area. Hopefully the storm goes ou to sea and misses us.
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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    when????????????????
     

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