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Small or Medium run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by keeweekid, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. keeweekid

    keeweekid Out Of The Brooder

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    HI All,
    I'm a bit confused as to what size coup I should be looking at for housing 6 hens. Do I need to go to a medium coop size?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    The general rule of thumb is 4 square feet per bird in the coop, so if you have six hens, you want a coop that is at least 24 square feet minimum, but bigger is always better. Also, be forewarned that you may have six now, but chickens are addictive and you'll probably end up with more that that, so I always recommend building bigger. Oh, and:

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  3. keeweekid

    keeweekid Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope so...so far my husband is not so thrilled; I'm hoping he'll come 'round.
     

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