chicken run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Steven L, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Steven L

    Steven L In the Brooder

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    How big should a run be for 2 standard size chickens?
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    The stadard quoted is 10 sq ft per bird. I find that size still leads to a lot of behavioral and sanitation issues. I would go as big as you reasonably can.
     
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  3. trumpeting_angel

    trumpeting_angel Free Ranging

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    +1
     
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  4. chickenlittle21

    chickenlittle21 Chirping

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    run= 4ft by 4ft+

    it is always good to have a big run because chickens spend most their day in it.
     
  5. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    Bigger is always better :thumbsup
     
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    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    Going by 10 sq ft per, 20 sq ft minimum... but you'll find that is extremely tiny, like smaller than a bedroom closet. I'd aim for at least 50 sq ft or more if you have space.
     
  7. Aunt Angus

    Aunt Angus Crowing

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    Agree with everyone above. I have 8 that have 35 sq ft each, and it seems cramped sometimes.
     
  8. trumpeting_angel

    trumpeting_angel Free Ranging

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    My four have around 55 square ft in the run. It’s adequate but it’s abundantly clear that they would adapt well to more space.
     
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