Small coop for 3-4 birds

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stone_family3, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting back in the chicken game after a several year break. Looking to make a small coop for 3-4 average size birds in Ohio. I have minimum funds and carpentry skills.

    Anyone have any plans they care to share?
     
  2. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out Craigs list. Limited funds go to you tube and check out coops made from reclaimed wood, or pallets. I was lucky enough to get a really sturdy crate that was built on a 4' x 4' pallet. I am making a chicken tractor out of it. Limited skills needed. Or check into easy frame kits for small sheds.
     
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  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Considering something like the picture below. I want the run space to be 4'x16', do you think that will be enough room for 6 hens (state min for purchase). I will let them free range a few hours a day. But work hours they will be in the run.

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  6. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    That looks like this coop, at most 2 chickens in that coop... And beware most coop kit companies over rate their chicken count, best to take their suitable for chicken numbers and cut it in half...

    http://www.amazon.com/TRIXIE-Pet-Products-Chicken-Outdoor/dp/B0082WU8QE
     
  7. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As stated considering something similar, not that product or another store bought one. That is why I included the run size.
     
  8. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    Based on recommended numbers that size run would be the bare minimum for 6 birds, and the coop would technically need to be about 4x6, but I would go bigger as a personal preference...
     

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