Chicken coop size

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by reds1, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. reds1

    reds1 Just Hatched

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    I have a coop 4ft wide 8ft long 5ft tall how many Rhode Island Red chicken. Going to fence in 16ft x16ft run. Sorry area is East Tennessee. And roosting pole placement and length
     
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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

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    The coop should do nicely for about 8 chickens.
     
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  4. junebuggena

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    6 to 8, depending on if it's the only shelter, and how bad your weather gets. If you live in a region that gets seriously cold, and the coop is the only place they will have to get out of the wind, then only 6. If the weather is pretty mild, year-round, then 8.
     
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    G’Day from down under reds1 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for all the information
     

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