My out door run is about 120 sq ft, and my coop is about 130 sq ft. I have 16 chicks, will this be enough space for them when they go outside? Or will they be overcrowded?
Is my coop/run going to be big enough?
- Dogwood Trace Farm
In general you need 10 sq. ft. of space per chicken in the run - and 4 sq. ft. per chicken in the coop. So it's a little under the general rule in the run - but way over in the coop. Generally during the day, chickens will be going back and forth from the coop to the run. Altogether you have 250 square feet. I think it's plenty of room.
Okay, that makes me feel better about the space I have. I have two roosts, so I figured that for sleeping they have plenty of space (they are each 10' long) and 12 nesting boxes, so I know have enough boxes. Im just glad that we wont be overcrowded...cause I dont want my chickens to be cramped, I want them to be comfortable.