# Size of Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bantimna, Dec 21, 2010.

1. ### BantimnaChillin' With My Peeps

Sep 29, 2009
South Africa
Yes, I've come up with once again a coop idea!
This time I'm thinking of building a chicken coop right on top of a trailer which hasn't been used for sometime.

The measurements are 7ft wide and 11ft long, how many chickens should fit comfortably in this size coop?

Many Thanks!
SibonÃ¨

2. ### oldchickenladyChillin' With My Peeps

May 9, 2010
Cabot, AR
7 x 11=77 square feet divided by 4 sq feet (amount of space each chicken should have if heavy breed) = 19 chickens. If you had bantams you could have a few more. Now this calculation takes into account the chickens are going to have an outside run, not be in the coop 24/7. In the run you need 10 square feet per bird, and that is minimum! More is better, but for 19 chickens you would need a minimum of 190 square feet of run.

3. ### BantimnaChillin' With My Peeps

Sep 29, 2009
South Africa
Wonderful! I'm hoping for more run space but I'll only be needing 8 hens. Meaning that 77ft of coop space will be large enough for 8 hens and 190sq ft of run space should provide plenty of space, and if my flock increases.