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Silkie Coop Starting Next Week - Questions on size

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CountryMom, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. CountryMom

    CountryMom Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    Ok, my quail aviary is almost done! So now I am onto project number two. Boy it is so much fun having someone who knows how to build around! LOL

    So I have a small area next to an extremely large pony pen I am going to use. I plan on dividing the pony pen in a third and that will make this silkie house's run 10 X 16. So for the house I am limited in space because of a building, a propane tank and a couple of trees. I am looking at a max of 8 X 6 for the coop. My question is will that be big enough for a dozen or less silkies? I can imagine it would be more than enough for about 5 or 6 LF.

  2. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Yes. I have a 7 by 8 and I have 13 chickens and 2 guineas in it. With the added run they will have plenty of room. Also it will work be cause the silkies are small like bantams. They might even be bantamss. I am not sure. lol. It would work fine.

    ???? How tall is the coop going to be? I fit is going to hold that many silkies you need to be able to go into the coop to clean/ collect eggs.

    Good luck!!!!!!

  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    You will be fine with your plans. Pleass post some pics when you build it. Sounds very interesting. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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