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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by toripeeps, May 9, 2011.

  1. toripeeps

    toripeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    How big should I make my fenced chicken yard for 6 leghorns? Want to be sure they have enough outside space without giving them the whole yard. How many square feet do they need outside?
     
  2. floyd242

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    The recommendation is 10sqft per bird, so something like 6x10 or bigger.
     
  3. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The whole yard.



    But if you want a spot to lock them in, then a minimum would be 10sf per hen.
    If they will be locked in for life go much bigger. I have my 4 1/2 hens in a 200 sf run and it is "ok".
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:How'd you get 4 1/2 hens?? Is one 2 headed?
     
  5. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 Buffs and a Silkie
     
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    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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