**Chicken Coop Size**

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## What is the best chicken coop for 6 chickens?

Best Overall: **Producer's Pride MDC001 Sentinel Chicken Coop**

This chicken coop has three sizable nesting boxes and a long extendable roosting bar. It's big enough to house as many as six hens, providing safe and cozy shelter. via

## How many chickens can you put in a 4x8 coop?

But, working with those minimum figures means you can house **16 chickens** at an absolute maximum in a 4×8 coop. I wouldn't actually recommend cramming that many chickens in. I like to give my chickens 3 square feet each, meaning 10-11 is the number of chickens that size coop can house comfortably. via

## How many nesting boxes do I need for 6 chickens?

However, there are plenty of poultry supply companies that sell nest boxes and the answer they should give you is **approximately one nest box for every 5 – 6 hens**. via

## How do you build a chicken coop for 6 chickens? (video)

## What is the best breed of chickens for laying eggs?

## How far should a chicken coop be from a house?

Los Angeles, California Chicken Regulations

In Los Angeles, a chicken coop can be no closer **than 25 feet** from one's own house and 35 feet from any neighboring residences. via

## Is raising your own chickens worth it?

If you spend **$7 weekly for a dozen farmers market eggs**, then yes, raising chickens probably will save you money, says Sarah Cook, founder of Sustainable Cooks. Cook estimates that it costs her $3.50 per dozen eggs to feed and care for her admittedly "spoiled" chickens. via

## How many nesting boxes do I need for 20 chickens?

How Many Nesting Boxes Do I Need for 20 Chickens? The guidelines scale up the same regardless of how many chickens you have. This means, for 20 chickens you should have **4-5 nest boxes**. via

## How many chickens can live in a 4x6 coop?

Cottage Style 4x6 Chicken Coop (up to **15 chickens**) via

## Will chickens roost on a 2x4?

For longer perches (6 to 12 foot) the size of dowel for a chicken roost needs to be at least 2 inches (50 or 60 mm) and supported in the middle. And yes chicken can and do grasp a roost, they are not naturally flat footed. They actually **prefer roosting in trees**! via

## How do you encourage chickens to lay eggs in nesting boxes?

## How big should nesting boxes be for hens?

A standard **nest box** for regular **chickens** such as Leghorns, Sussex, Plymouth Rocks, and hybrid layers needs to be a 12-inch cube, 12 inches tall, **wide** and deep. This will fit the average **hen** quite nicely. Larger birds such as Jersey Giants will need 12 inches deep, 14 inches **wide**, and 12 inches tall. via

## Is it cheaper to build or buy a chicken coop?

“**Building your own coop is usually cheaper, too**,” says Jonathan Moyle, Ph. D., a lifelong chicken-raiser and poultry specialist at the University of Maryland Extension. But here's the hitch: Constructing an abode for your biddies takes know-how, tools and time. via

## How many chickens do you need for a family of 4?

If you're trying to work out how many chickens you need to supply enough eggs for a family of 4, the golden rule is three chickens per two members of a household. So that means **6 chickens** would be plenty. via