I'm expecting 15 pullets in two days. How big of a coop do I need? I intend to provide ample outside space as well.
In addition, I'm currently renting. I want to build my own coop to save money, but I also want it to be semi-mobile so that when we move we can take it with us. We'll be here for at least one more year, but who knows if any longer than that. Thoughts?
It also depends on how you will manage them. I use an approximately 8'x9' coop for 25 birds, but they get moved around a lot and it's pretty much a bedroom only. The more time they will have to spend in there the bigger it should be, ideally. I would say to build it as big as you can manage/have space for, and still be able to break down and move reasonably easy. Check out Harvey Ussery's website/book for some good start up info if you are new to chickens, http://themodernhomestead.us/article/Poultry.html