chicken space

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by happyfeet, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. happyfeet

    happyfeet In the Brooder

    Dec 24, 2007
    I have 3 acres in Ohio. We ordered 25 chickens in August of 2007. My girls are beautiful ladies and wonderful layers (even though we live in the snow belt of Ohio). I fell in love with them and want to get more in February. They have total control of my barn. I want to build them their own laying house, since we are getting some goats in the spring (and they will get the barn). I need to know how much square footage I need for a total of 50 hens. I have read anywhere from 2-4 square feet per hen. So my question is, what is it? 2,3, or 4 square feet per ladie?
  2. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
  3. ChickenSquat

    ChickenSquat In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2007
    Social Circle,Ga
    are they going to be cooped up? if so 4 per bird,if not and allowed out in a yard or free range, 2 should be alright.

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