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How much room do my chickens need?

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We are working on constructing a coop and run for our 5 new chicks. How much room do they need as adult chickens? We plan on free ranging them some, but because we have dogs, they will have to be in their run during the day when we are at work. How big should we plan on the run being, and how big does the coop itself need to be? They are all full size chickens, not bantams.  Thanks!

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you should have about 10 square feet per chicken. so, in your case, at least 50 square ft.

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Minimum recommended space for standard sized birds is 4 sq ft per bird coop space and 10 sq ft per bird run space.

I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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