I am not going to drag this post out…we now have 8 chickens in the backyard. As you can see from the pictures, I put the chicken coop on wheels so I could move it around the backyard as needed. I did not want a mud pit developing from a stationary coop. The coop is 4′W x 8′L and 6′H to the peak. It has 4 nesting boxes, and a self feeder that holds about 100 pounds of starter feed. I added vents to the peak, windows to the front for ventilation. I also, added 1/2″ x 1/2″ fencing to the inside of the windows so they could not peck the screen or a predator could not push through the screen over night.
I added an old truck bed-liner to the bottom of the coop. You can do this by calling your local Line-X dealer and ask for a free plastic bed-liner. Anyway, I put straw on top of the bed-liner, so the chickens don’t know the difference, but it allows me to pull the entire floor out so I can discard all the chicken leftovers. I dump it in the garden during none growing seasons and then just hose off the plastic liner and reinsert.