Chicks on the way
I just ordered five chicks from My Pet Chicken (2 Barred Rocks, 2 Speckled Sussex, 1 Dominique). I hope those were good choices! This is my first experience with chickens.
My husband and are working on the coop. I've seen some mixed advice about the sizing. The hens will be confined for most of the day. I plan to let them out some, but I hear they are hard to catch. I'm worried about them getting over our 3' fence one one side.
That being said, would a 4X8' coop that's 5' tall be roomy enough for five chickens. We plan to build the roost box within this 4X8 area, but raised about a 1 1/2 feet to leave the full 4X8 ground area open.