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how many chickens do you have all total?  we only built our coop 4 x 8 because our son said our 8x10x6 coop was overkill.  Our run is 12 x 18. we are starting out with a baker's dozen - 3 died at different times so i just bought 3 more half the age of the others.  Your advice is appreciated.

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We have 12 grown hens laying in a larger house and run.  The 'brooder' house is smaller --,maybe 5x5 with a 6x15 run. The babies stay in a masonite circle until they are big enough to try to get out of it. there are 27 babies at the moment.


Edited by GJudy - 9/9/15 at 7:31pm
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how many chickens do you have all total?  we only built our coop 4 x 8 because our son said our 8x10x6 coop was overkill.  Our run is 12 x 18. we are starting out with a baker's dozen - 3 died at different times so i just bought 3 more half the age of the others.  Your advice is appreciated.

:welcome

 

Your son clearly does not understand chicken math :D. Bigger is always better!

 

With your coop size, depending on your area and climate, I would say 8 birds would max out your space. With your nice large run you may be able to fudge that a little, but the coop is where they'll hang out for most of the bad weather, and there's got to be enough roost space for everyone.

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