About runner space

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by judyki2004, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. judyki2004

    judyki2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I build our small coop already ( 3'x4') with 2 nests ...still need to add the runner... I was planing to add a 3'x6' cage for a total space of 3'x 10' runner for which I was planing on buying 3 girls & a boy (australorps)almost a year old... but i wonder, how much extra space I will need in the new runner if I decide to go for a bigger flock, lets say 6 girls instead of 3 (would love to ad some variety with other races/colors)...???
    Love the new look of the site!!!
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  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This would best be posted in the coop building and design section. Obviously, more space is better, but I think most will tell you at least 4 sqft per chicken.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. judyki2004

    judyki2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks greymane, so I guess I can have up to 7 if I decided with the original 3x10... so maybe I can make the runner 4x 8 and that will gave me some extra room for more ...the coop have sleeping roosts for 8 (sorry I'm still trying to figure out the site)
    Thanks kevin565 :O)
     
  5. silkymom1986

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  10. Feather-PR

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