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How Big Should a Chicken Run Be?

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I am still new to building chicken coops, I have only been building them for a been building them for a month now. I am wondering how big does my runs need to be per square foot for my chickens. I have a photo example of 2 different types of runs I built that are 3ftx5ft run. These coops hold 4-6 chickens. Is there a certain square foot requirement for 4-6 chicken coop run?

 

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Thanks for your help

 

Mike

Coop Builder

uppervalleybuilders.biz

Cedar City, UT

post #2 of 5

10 sq feet of floor space per chicken for non-free range chickens is the minimum I believe.


Edited by joan1708 - 5/28/12 at 8:40am

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post #3 of 5

You can make them as big as you want,what you got is much bigger and nicer then market chicken's would be in "RIP"hit.gifLooks like you did a very good job I love your coop's the first one I would only put like 2 but that's just me because I like lots of room for my chick's but the sec one look's like it can hold 4-6 depending on the size of your birds ^o^ grate job really really pretty coop's clap.gif
 

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Those are really nice Mike

The barn shaped one is really different,Looksl ike a doll house

Is it a tractor coop?.

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What kind of fencing did you use on the run?  Chicken wire is not predator proof, but I can't tell what you used from the picture.  Nice job~~  they are pretty coops.
 

Christine, wife of a very patient sales manager who funds my hobby,  mom to three humans, two of whom are adults, and a farm full of animals of every variety.  

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Christine, wife of a very patient sales manager who funds my hobby,  mom to three humans, two of whom are adults, and a farm full of animals of every variety.  

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