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

1. bbblownOut 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. BarredBuffChillin' With My Peeps

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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. bbblownOut Of The Brooder

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ok thank you very much

4. TwoCrowsShow me the way old friendStaff Member

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Hi there, and welcome to BYC!

Good luck with your new flock and enjoy BYC!

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Hello and Welcome To BYC!

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thank you

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thank you

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thank you