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How many chickens for a coop 4x5 foot??

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I built a coop with an attached run for when hawks are present but i plan to free range them as much as possible. How many hens can fit comfortably in a 4x5 coop? Its has some height as well. Run is 12ft.
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The general rule of thumb is as follows:

 

Inside coop - 4 sq ft per bird

Run - 10 sq ft per bird

 

Hope that helps

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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4/10 is minimum.

 

Check the article on Space, and Ventilation,  linked in my signature.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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