80'X80' Subdivided Chicken Yard

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gatekeeper, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    80'X 80' subdivided into 4 pens 40'x40'. How many birds can I fit in each pen? Med - Large birds.

    Thanks
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  2. texas hiker

    texas hiker Out Of The Brooder

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    40 X 40 = 1,600 square feet

    1,600 square feet / 10 square feet per bird = 160 birds
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    That's correct IF they also have a COOP with 4-5 sq ft per bird
    If that will be their TOTAL living space, I'd cut the number of birds in half at least

    "Pen" is a pretty vague term.

    640 birds in an 80 X 80 space seems pretty crowded to me
     
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