Contents

- 1 Is it cheaper to buy or build a chicken coop?
- 2 How big of a coop do I need for 30 chickens?
- 3 What is the cheapest chicken coop?
- 4 How big should a coop be for 15 chickens?
- 5 Is raising chickens cheaper than buying eggs?
- 6 Should I build or buy a chicken coop?
- 7 How many chickens can fit in a 10×10 run?
- 8 How many chickens can you put in a 4×8 coop?
- 9 How many chickens can fit in a 10×10 coop?
- 10 How many chickens do you need for a family of 4?
- 11 How many nesting boxes do I need for 10 chickens?
- 12 Where should a chicken coop be placed in a yard?
- 13 How many nesting boxes do I need for 20 chickens?
- 14 How many chickens do I need for an 8×10 coop?
- 15 Can chickens stay in the coop all day?

## Is it cheaper to buy or build 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.

## How big of a coop do I need for 30 chickens?

**How big should** your **chicken coop** be? A **chicken coop should** be 2.5-4 square feet per **chicken** for **chickens** who have a **large** run, and 5-10 square feet per **chicken** for **chickens** who have a small run. Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer for how many square feet each **chicken needs** in a **coop**.

## What is the cheapest chicken coop?

Chicken Coop Comparison Table

Chicken Coop |
Size (Inches) | No. of Chickens |
---|---|---|

Pawhut Wheeled Tractor Hen House Chicken Coop w/ Run |
97 x 38 x 46 | 4 |

TRIXIE Chicken Coop with a View |
69 x 31 x 42 | 2 |

Pets Imperial Chicken Coop with Nest Boxes |
34 x 38 x 44.5 | 6 |

Pawhut Deluxe Large Wooden Chicken Coop |
90 x 27 x 40 | 4 |

## How big should a coop be for 15 chickens?

**15 Chickens**: 30-60 square feet.

## Is raising chickens cheaper than buying eggs?

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. “If you stock up when **eggs** are 99 cents at the store, then your **backyard** flock will never be able **to** match the price of factory-farmed **eggs**.”

## Should I build or buy a chicken coop?

If your ideal **coop** is a little too pricey for your budget, you may decide to **build** your own **coop** instead. When you **build** your own **chicken coop**, you will get to choose all the materials. This means you can decide where it is best to splurge & spend more money like on the base of the structure.

## How many chickens can fit in a 10×10 run?

10 x 10 **can** house several **hens** if you go by 10 square feet per bird, you **can** keep 8-10 birds in there. I personally have 10 standard sized (various breeds) and four silkies in a 150 square foot **run**.

## How many chickens can you put in a 4×8 coop?

8 large standard **chickens would be** ok for space in a **coop** with your floor space of 4 x 8 feet. The general rule, which takes into consideration that your birds may spend days or even weeks in that **coop** when the weather keeps them in. 1 adult large standard chicken per 4 square feet.

## How many chickens can fit in a 10×10 coop?

Chickens need at the minimum 4 sq ft per bird inside AND 10 sq ft outside in a run. 10ft x 10ft = 100 sq ft / 4 sq ft/chicken = **25 chickens**.

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

As a basic rule of thumb you can plan on having **three chickens** per two members of your household. So how many chickens do you need for a family of four? Probably around six young laying hens.

## How many nesting boxes do I need for 10 chickens?

Great question, how many nest boxes do your hens need?

Number of hens |
Nest boxes suggested |
---|---|

4-5 | 1 |

8-10 |
2 |

12-15 | 3 |

16-20 | 4 |

## Where should a chicken coop be placed in a yard?

Under a tree is also a good choice when it comes to finding the best location for a **backyard** or garden **chicken coop**. Trees are an excellent source of shade as well as a natural rain barrier. And the ground around trees tends to have lots of insects and worms that **chickens** love to snack on.

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

**How Many Nesting Boxes** Do I Need for **20 Chickens**? This means, for **20 chickens** you should have 4-5 **nest boxes**.

## How many chickens do I need for an 8×10 coop?

**8×10** Super **Coop**

This model is the perfect **chicken coop** for 40-45 **chickens**.

## Can chickens stay in the coop all day?

From our experience raising laying **hens**, I **can** say **chickens can stay** in their **coop all day** on occasion, but not for **days** on end. This will also depend on the size of your **coop** and the number of **chickens** housed in it. This also assumes you have food and water available for them inside the **coop**.