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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bbblown, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. bbblown

    bbblown Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm new to BYC.I live on long island and want to get a small backyard flock.In the spring i would like to convert to convert a rabbit cage i built into a chicken coop. the dimensions are 8 feet long by 7 feet wide.The main question i have is this a sufficient amount of room for 10 to 12 chickens?The run i want to connect to it will be 7 feet wide by 20 feet long,is this sufficient space?
    Thank you Frank
     
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, [​IMG]

    The rule of thumbs four square feet per bird in the coop, so 8*7 equals 56 square feet. That is enough room 14 adult chickens. However, chickens should have 10 sq. feet per bird in the run. Your run 7*20 and it equals 140 sq feet. Your coop and run is big enough for 14 chickens. Good luck with your chicken adventures!
     
  3. bbblown

    bbblown Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thank you very much
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Good luck with your new flock and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. bbblown

    bbblown Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you
     
  7. bbblown

    bbblown Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you
     
  8. bbblown

    bbblown Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - that space should be enough for a dozen birds.
     

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