1. Hen Zero

    Hen Zero Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi.
    If I had about three chickens,
    how big of a coop would I need?
    How much would it cost?
     
  2. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would probably build a 6x6 and it would probably be under 100 dollars but i would check with a local lumber company or somthing like that
     
  3. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I have the exact same question, only....I need something big enough for 8! And I am in San Antonio, so something that will work for a small city backyard! What kind of design do you think will work?
     
  4. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    posibly a ten by ten or maybe eight by eight i only have 6 chickens and 3 ducks but i used to have more until they were attacked so now i keep a 12 by 12 so i can get more + you want a large enough coop so they are not cramped together and start hurting eachother also are you going to have a run?
     
  5. Hen Zero

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    Hi again.
    I basicly need something for my light brahams to live in only. (three or four).
     
  6. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well like i just said you want something big enough so they dont hurt each other
    because if they are crowded they will
     
  7. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Well, don't laugh, but my son's trampoline takes up most of my backyard, and since these are "his" chicks I told him I was building a run UNDER his trampoline! and just connect the coop somewhere on the side of the yard. So a 10X10 should do huh? Thanks alot!
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    use a chichen tractor that can move aroun the yard that is what I use in the suburbs for my 12 hens with a big movable fence atached. It is great and does not smell but there is poop everywhere doesnt bother me LOL.

    Henry
     
  9. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your welcome
     
  10. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Check out the Coop Design pages. There are alot of coop ideas for keeping just a few chickens.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     

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