Silkie Coop Starting Next Week - Questions on size

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

  1. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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!!!!!!

    Cody!!
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    You will be fine with your plans. Pleass post some pics when you build it. Sounds very interesting. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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