What size?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Erin80, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Erin80

    Erin80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 5 barred rocks, and I just ordered 2 Ameraucana's...so 7 in all. Small or medium sized coop?
    Thanks!
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Medium or maybe even a large if you don't trust yourself NOT to buy more! 3 sq ft is the minimum for chickens and extra space is always nice.
     
  3. Erin80

    Erin80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm looking at all the different coops on this website....so so helpful. My husband is really good at building, so we will have fun with it. I'm thinking medium to large as well, now that I've read a bit about it.
     
  4. legend283

    legend283 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 10x10 dog kennel how many hens could I have comfortably
     
  5. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 5 silkies in a 10x10 kennel with plenty of room, I think a lot depends on how you set it up, I added perches and nest boxes and I believe I actually added to the available space they can use by adding these things.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Go big....you won't regret it.
    Build with a separate pen(created with temporary wire wall) with people door access....and a separate storage area.
    Especially if you live in a cold climate.

    Good article about Space: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need
     
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  7. legend283

    legend283 Out Of The Brooder

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    I eventually want to go bigger. I have plenty of space. I live in Yuma az. It gets pretty hot here
     
  8. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just built an 8 x 12 shed for our 8 chicks, plenty of room for more. It will have a separate run also. Your chickens will never complain if they have more room than they need. Build it once with extra space for new additions, it WILL happen!
     
  9. Nyla

    Nyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 Chickens, 4 Easter Eggers and 1 Olive Egger F2. Their coop is 6'long x 6' wide x 5' high. Their coop is very space'ish seemly.
     

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