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How many chickens can I get for this Coop...

wayleawaylea Junior Member
edited August 2009 in "Off Your Chest"
Hello,

We have finally got a coop with run the dimensions are

Coop: 49" wide x 39" deep x 44" high (124cm x 100cm x 110cm)
Run: 37" wide x 41" deep x 41" high (94cm x 105cm x 105cm)

We were going to get 4 hens Black Rock or Maran Cuivre have been recommended.

Would that be ok? When we are home we will also let them out into the garden but not when we are out due to foxes.

How do you keep them away?

Thanks for your help.

Lea

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  • from field to forkfrom field to fork Senior Member
    edited May 2009
    waylea wrote:
    Hello,

    We have finally got a coop with run the dimensions are

    Coop: 49" wide x 39" deep x 44" high (124cm x 100cm x 110cm)
    Run: 37" wide x 41" deep x 41" high (94cm x 105cm x 105cm)

    We were going to get 4 hens Black Rock or Maran Cuivre have been recommended.

    Would that be ok? When we are home we will also let them out into the garden but not when we are out due to foxes.

    How do you keep them away?

    Thanks for your help.

    Lea

    The coop is fine, the run seems a bit small or maybe I have mis understood your dimensions
  • chickensalchickensal Junior Member
    edited August 2009
    I tend to agree with waylea on you run. Your run wants to be at least 5ft long. We have 3 chickens in a 5ft long run & they are very happy & lay eggs every day. Chickens do not like being couped up. good luck
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