Question about coop (Newbie)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sjordan, May 17, 2017.

  1. sjordan

    sjordan Hatching

    May 17, 2017
    So my wife really wants to get chickens. I have done some research but I will be honest I am ignorant about this stuff. I found a local person who makes coops and I am interested. However, I have some general questions for you guys about this.

    This coop is something we can move. My thinking is this. I move the coop once a week (on the weekend) and also allow the chickens to roam the yard for a few hours on the weekends when we have time to monitor them.

    My main concern with doing the above is keeping the chickens in the coop the majority of the time. I only plan to get 3 or 4 hens (our town only allows 4 hens unless you have 1 acre or more). Will the chickens be ok if I do this? Is this coop large enough to allow 3-4 hens to live the majority of there life in there?

  2. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Songster

    Apr 1, 2014
    Longville, La
    No. It's too small for them to stay in all the time. It's probably okay for their "sleeping quarters" but they would need an extra area of about 40sqft to roam around in during the day.

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