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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 5sallad5, May 3, 2009.
how many chickens would go in a 6x8 ft. coop? Right now i think 15.
i think 12-15
For standard chickens you want at least 4 sq. feet per bird.
it depends on the size of bird that you are getting. Everything I have read says 3-5 square feet per chicken. So multiply 6 by 8 to get the total square footage then divide by the number of square feet per bird (3, 4 or 5- the larger the bird the bigger the number). This is just to keep the chickens happy and reduce the risk of pecking at each other. So people do squeeze more chickens in a coops giving them less then the recommend square feet.
If you are getting Bantam chickens on the other hand I believe the square footage per bird is 1 1/2 ft - 3 feet.
depends also on the size of your run, unless they are going to free range.
i'm getting cochins. plus i already have 2 ee's 1 rir and 1 cornish rock.
never mind the top one.
5 Black Sexlinks Pullets
5 Blue Cochins Pullets
I all ready have:
2 EEs 1 Pullet 1 Rooster
1 RIR Pullet
1 Cornish Rock Hen
and 1 Partridge or Buff Silkie
Plus the coop is 6x8 not 5x7 run might be 10x5 IDK