Please critique: The Fortress of Chickentude

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Stargeer2, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    That's still crowded, IMO.
    Overall prefab coop/run foot print(not including nests) is about 3x6'?
    Any chance you can get a hold of an old shed?
  2. Cryss

    Cryss Free Ranging

    Nov 12, 2017
    Northwest New Jersey
    Roost space is important. That is not part of the 4sqft/bird coop equation. This refers to walkabout floor space. Anything blocking floor space needs to be subtracted from the available floor space. I think you'll be good temporarily by enclosing the entire prefab unit. It will serve until you build bigger which you want to get started on ASAP. Chicken math is a real thing too so build bigger than you need for your current flock! I'm building mine from pallets snd scraps wherever possible. If I had the cash I would have gone the shortcut route and bought a wooden shed from home depot, then cut ventilation, windows, and a pop door. Might be something to consider. You can do this. :highfive:
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