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4 sq ft per hen is this coop size including the run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chuckzoo, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I have 2 barred rock pullets. My coop size is 6 sq ft and the run is 18 sq ft. I would like to add 2 buff orphingtons, do I have sufficient space?

  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    to small IMHO. Orps are pretty hefty sized. You need atleast 8sqf for a light breed and 10sqf for a heavy breed. I use 5sqf for a regular banty and 2-3 for my little banties.
  3. Ideally, you want 4 sf of space IN the coop per bird, and 10 sf of run. So honestly, your coop is full IMHO.

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