We believe in the one-foot rule. One foot per chicken on the roost bars. Plenty of room and less squabbling at night. This shows 12 chickens on 12 feet of roost bar space. It may look like you can fit more, but overloading the henhouse can result in other problems.
Chickens need and prefer as much room as possible. If you cannot free range your chickens outside the coop much or at all, the least amount of space is 10 sq. ft. per chicken.
This shows 7 chickens in a 72 sq. ft. run.
All our recommendations are for the health and well-being of your flock. Our goal is to build the best coop out there, help educate chicken owners, and set you and your flock up for success!
I did LOTS of research before purchasing a chicken coop. It was important that I had a quality coop that would last for many, many years. You know what they say about “you get what you pay for”. It’s true. Spend a little more money to get a sound investment. That’s what I did with Carolina Coops. It took me about 2 weeks to get the coop put together but the instructions were very clear and all of the materials needed were well packaged and clearly labeled. I would recommend Carolina Coop to anyone who wants a coop that’s been well thought out and designed for your flocks every need. ~Mark Watson