Do you have a substantial flock of chickens, and don’t have the right coop to properly care for them? Whether you are a hobby farmer or a health enthusiast, you probably care about the well-being of your hens and want a safe and sanitary environment for them to live in.
Finding the right chicken coop for 50 chickens can be challenging. There may be so many factors to keep in mind. Let’s take a look at some coops we have to offer for 50 chickens to get started.
Find the Perfect Chicken Coop for 50 Chickens
- LP Siding
- 12 Nesting Boxes
- Red Paint, Red Trim
- Black Metal Roof
- Four 24″ x 36″ windows
- Board and Batten Siding
- 12 Nesting Boxes
- Cedar Stain
- Walnut Brown Shingles
- Three 24″ x 36″ windows
How Big Does A Chicken Coop Need To Be?
A chicken coop for 50 chickens is going to need to be pretty big, right? Or is it ok to crowd them?
If you truly care about the health and well-being of your chickens, then you will care about the size of your coop. Don’t assume that just because they “fit” in the coop they are comfortable and safe. Some chicken breeds may be very susceptible to disease, and close crowded conditions in a coop are a breeding ground for disease.
As a general rule of thumb, assume each chicken needs about 4 square feet of space, though bigger breeds may need a bit more, and smaller breeds may not need quite so much. Choose to go too big, rather than too small, at the very least.
What Style of Coop Should I Choose for 50 Chickens?
Are you having some trouble knowing what to look for in a chicken coop?
Here are some things to consider when choosing your style of chicken coop for 50 chickens…
Size -How much space do you have on the property to house 50 chickens? Is your choice of coop going to take up a lot of backyard space? Would you benefit from detaching the run or keeping it with the coop? If you can’t properly keep 50 chickens, then there is no harm in starting with a smaller flock, and maybe choosing a chicken coop for 40 chickens instead.
Security – Sometimes it can be easiest to go for the cheaper coops, even though it may put your chickens’ safety at risk. If you live in an area where your hens are prone to predators, it is wise to consider taking extra measures to ensure your chickens don’t become dinner to any wandering raccoon or other predator. Use strong fencing and secure doors that cannot be easily compromised.
Climate – Will your chicken coop for 50 chickens keep them warm in the cold months? How about in the hot months? If you live in an area where temperatures may be more extreme, then it is wise to consider some ways you can keep the temperature in your coop regulated.
Chicken Coop for 50 Chickens- Our Chicken Coop Styles
The Combination Chicken Coop
Our most popular coop, the Combination Coop features your style of coop with an attached run. This gives your chickens easy access in and out of the coop and keeps them safe from predators in the process. Our chicken coop and run comes with standard features like nesting boxes and a chicken roost.
The Quaker Chicken Coop
This charming prefab chicken coop features a roof with a slight overhang on one side and comes in a large variety of sizes for a large variety of chicken flocks. Consider customizing your Quaker Coop with a run or add wheels to make it mobile!
The Tractor Chicken Coop
Want a mobile coop? The Tractor is the best portable coop option and comes with wheels and a handle so you can easily lift it and transport it from place to place. The chicken coop tractor is the ideal coop for a small flock of chickens and your chickens will enjoy the change of scenery and new pecking areas that come with a mobile coop.
The A-Frame Chicken Coop
A popular coop with a signature roof, the A-Frame is a coop with a lot of room for customization. We offer A-Frame Chicken Coops that can house large flocks, and some of our larger sizes can even have feed rooms. This practical coop could be the best choice for your flock of hens.
The Dutch Chicken Coop
A charming coop with a barn-style roof, the Dutch Coop is a great touch to add to your small farm or farmette. The roof maximizes interior space and epoxy-coated flooring makes this coop easy to clean. This barn-style chicken coop comes with our typical list of standard features and more can be added as you see fit for your flock.
The Lean-To Chicken Coop
The perfect coop for a small flock of chickens, the Lean-To is an excellent space saver for your backyard and can be leaned up against a fence or wall. These small chicken coops come with a lid on top for easy access to the coop, especially when cleaning or gathering eggs.
Looking for a Larger or Smaller Coop?
We offer coops in a large variety of sizes! Are you looking for a coop that is slightly bigger or slightly smaller? Check out our other coop options!
Chicken Coop for 40 Chickens
Hen House Collection offers coops for larger numbers of chickens, like chicken coops for 40 chickens, and customizes coops for your hen’s needs.
Chicken Coop for 100 Chickens
Have a huge flock of chickens and need a coop for them? Check out our chicken coops for 100 chickens and get started designing the perfect coop!