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Question with about coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by salvationfarms, May 19, 2011.

  1. salvationfarms

    salvationfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 6x8x10 dog kennel I was wondering if it's too small for 6 hens and a rooster? new to this just wondering thanks
     
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Yes thats would be fine. The recommended space are 4sq ft inside and 10 outside. Do you have a building for them to be in when the weather is bad? What kind of chickens are they?

    Nate
     
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    I'm just in the starting stages working on housing now any suggestion? New Hampshire Reds for now
     
  4. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    For a coop I would go with something along the lines of 4x8 or 8x8. Remember chicken math, your flock grows overnight. What is the weather like there?

    Nate
     
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    It gets pretty humid here in MS, it got up in the 80's today
     

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