Before you build or buy a chicken coop, you need to make sure it's going to be the right size.
Having the right size chicken coop is not only efficient but also dictates the quality of life for your flock.
A coop that is too large can get too chilly in the winter, resulting in more cleanup for you. A coop that is too small causes overcrowding and bullying.
The square footage of the ideal coop for you depends on the size of your flock and where they spend the majority of the daytime.
Do they have a large run or are they allowed to free-range? These factors all play a part in determining the ideal chicken coop size.
Calculate the ideal square footage for your future chicken coop below.