6x6 and 15x15 and 15 girls and 1 boy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 31665, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. 31665

    31665 In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2008
    Chardon Ohio
    I have a 6x6 coop and a 15x15 run area
    15 hens and 1 rooster
    What do you think?
  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    The coop is big enough to hold 9 chickens if you use the rule of 4 sqft per chicken. The run is big enough for 22 chickens if you use the rule of 10 sqft per chicken. So the coop is a little small.
  3. Heather J

    Heather J Songster

    May 29, 2008
    Ditto. In the winter you may need to keep them in for a few days if you have really bad weather (and being from Ohio, I'm sure that's entirely likely). Having so many birds in such a small coop can cause pecking and feather pulling, so you might want to try and add a little more coop space somehow, or build a second coop to put some of them in.

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