Types of chickens I have: Barred rock Rhode island red Australorp Black jersey giants Wyandotte Its just too much trouble to raise chickens for the meat. Well, unless you do not like factory raised meat that is. The coop is 8 feet long x 6 feet wide. the bottom is going to be fenced in so the chicks can get under the coop via a trap door. I thought about making a run for them, but the neighbors let their dogs out to run free. The dogs are small, only a couple of pounds, but still big enough to kill the chicks.