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how many Chickens will fit PICS NOW ADDED of new coop

post #1 of 11
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hey everyone let me say first I wasnt sure where to post this so sorry if it is in the wrong place but I was wondering we are build a hen house /coop that is 8' wide by 14' long and the the enclosed run with it will be 50' so how many chickens will that hold it will be a mixture of bantams and laying hens so any help will be great i want to make sure everyone has plenty of room so i dont want to put to many in there

thanks everyone for your help

Heres the pics as I promised

the back side

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26911_072109_132102.jpg

Left side almost complete

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26911_072109_132200.jpg

front going out in the run

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26911_072109_132300.jpg

the finished side lol sorry about the angle of the pic but it was beside i fence and i couldnt get any better

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26911_072109_132301.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26911_072109_132700.jpg

the run im guessing it is somewhere around 50' long it will run al the way to where u seen the fence at the end

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26911_072109_132400.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26911_072109_132502.jpg

The inside still needs completed

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26911_072109_132401.jpg

its coming along and if the rain would ever stop it would get done it is so close I cant stand it


Edited by lovemychicks2much - 7/21/09 at 2:35pm
post #2 of 11

ive hear standard chickens need 3-4 foot a peice, bantams need 2 -2 and a half a peice.


                                            thanks blake

blake campbells chicken farm home to:standard cochins,polish,phoenixs,turkins,silkies,ameracanas,bufforps,marans,sebrights,delawares,r i rs,mixed ameracanas,and bout 15 other mixed birds
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blake campbells chicken farm home to:standard cochins,polish,phoenixs,turkins,silkies,ameracanas,bufforps,marans,sebrights,delawares,r i rs,mixed ameracanas,and bout 15 other mixed birds
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post #3 of 11
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thank you

post #4 of 11
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Im not good at figureing I thinking along the lines of 10 to 15 large breed and how ever many bantams i could fit

post #5 of 11

About 20 -25 standard chickens, but it won't matter. no matter how much room you have, after a while, you WILL need more. You will get just a couple more here, a couple more there, until yo have to build another coop..........bwahahahahahaha!!!!

Stealth Chickens Forever!!
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Stealth Chickens Forever!!
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post #6 of 11

I'd probably start with around 10 and go from there.  You'll likely want more breeds and different ones than you start with and possibly want to hatch chicks.  10 would make a good starter flock and you'll have time to decide when you're going to run out of room and what you want to do about it.

post #7 of 11
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Im going to take pics of it soon they are almost complet with it acourse it needs painted but that wasnt my #1 thing to worry about give me a few days and I will share

post #8 of 11
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pics have been added to the first post

post #9 of 11

I read that the USDA requires 4 square feet for every chicken. But remember to figure in any space with perches and stuff.

I agree. Start with 10 chickens. Then in a couple weeks, you WILL want more.

"This breed looks nice." you'll say.

"Ohhh, I like that breed for the eggs." you;ll say.

It's all fun.

Was the only female in the house until I got chickens......Wife, Mother of 2 boys, owner of 2 dogs, MANY chickens and a duck or two.
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Was the only female in the house until I got chickens......Wife, Mother of 2 boys, owner of 2 dogs, MANY chickens and a duck or two.
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post #10 of 11
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lol i know I have already been there and a coon wiped me out that is why the new coop and run it other one was down in the bottom field beside the creeck so now they are going to the upper field in the opening and right on the other side of the fence is a dog and he will let you know real quick if there is anything out there

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