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Question about this coop on Amazon

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Cluckcluck1215, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Hello all.

    There is this coop on Amazon and it says it can hold 12 Standerd Hens and 20 Bantam hens.I have two Questions.
    1-How many could I fit in there if they are mixed sizes?
    2-How many hens can I fit total?
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N8WUM5M?psc=1

    TIA,

    ~Kyndra.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  2. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Difficult to say. They appear to give two different dimensions. Wonder if one is for the coop and the other is for the run? My guess is no more than 4 to 6 birds at the most. The capacities of these units are vastly overstated. Normal space per bird for the coop is 4 sf per bird. If you have 1 foot floor tiles in your home, imagine one bird per 4 tiles. That would be normal. This is cranked up over 1 bird per tile.......so for each 1 foot floor time, imagine one bird or more. That is commercial cage layer capacity.

    For the same money, there are about a dozen ways you could house your birds that would be better.
     
  3. @Howard E could you give me possible coops I could by?I cannot build one from scratch.
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    When I click on this link it is showing a red barn like coop and a wire yard "outdoor" area.
    You do realize that this link^^ is only for the outside "wire yard" part...that is very expensive.
     
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    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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  6. ONLY the run?Oh, I thought it was the coop.

    Now, I'm not going to be mean, pushy or sassy here, but I had asked recently on that coop for ducks.They said 6 ducks.Now, ducks are(or most of them are)Much bigger then chickens.So.......????
     
  7. KikisGirls

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    • Massive rust-resistant, galvanized wire attachment for the Ware Big Red Barn


    It is for JUST the run.

    Sorry....I know nothing about housing ducks.
     
  8. sheetmetaltom

    sheetmetaltom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what i got out of reading it also. plus the only comment on it was unsatisfied
     
  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    I wouldn't put more than 3 chickens in that 2nd coop, but that doesn't mean you can't put more.
    It all depends on what you think is comfy enough space fro them.
    Would you like for them to be able to walk around?
    Having too many bunched up in a small space can cause numerous problems.
     

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