too small?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fowl97, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Fowl97

    Fowl97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    ok my coop is on my page except now there is a nest box off the side can i have 6 in there? well i already kinda do but i was wondering if that was ok? the always have access to the run and almost are always free ranging
  2. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    That doesn't seem like much area for 4 hens. Especially the Leghorn. You must have clipped that ones wings.
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks tight but if all they do is roost and nest inside the coop you may get by. Keep the feed and water fount outside and watch for pecking and fighting issues but hopefully they will not develop
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Cute coop - but I agree that it looks really small for 6 adult birds, so I'm glad to hear that they mostly freerange. If you get snowy winters, I'd watch them carefully, because being cooped up together results in much different behaviors than being out and about all day.
  5. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your coop looks long enough, but needs to be deeper, so there's more floor space. My girls love to walk around and scratch through the straw on the floor. My girls also free range daily.

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