Size of Coop for 15-20 chicks???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mjlabs, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. mjlabs

    mjlabs Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 30, 2011
    West Central Illinois
    I ordered 15-16 chicks from Meyers (they may include more?) and will be receiving them the first week of april. I'm going to start building the coop and was wondering what size coop building to construct. I remember on here seeing how many sq. ft. each bird needs but cant remember. What size should I build?....the skies the limit. Thanks in advance for your input!
  2. mamahuhn

    mamahuhn Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2011
    built one for double the amount of chicks,once you have them ,you want more,lol
    good luck..
    or buy a good size shed and turn it into a coop,we would do this, i we started out again.
  3. JackE

    JackE Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    General rule of thumb, is 2-4 sq ft per bird as far as floor space goes. Try to give them as much floor space as you can, as they can be stuck in the coop during the worst days of winter. If they are crowded, they can get kinda crabby and pick at each other.

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