1. spikesowner

    spikesowner Out Of The Brooder

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    Is a 3x4 coop large enough for 6 hens? I am new at chickens and just bought my first chicks and want to make sure I give them enough room since we live in the north country. Thanks for advice and this site. I have learned so much...
     
  2. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the coop they need 4sqft per bird and the run is 10sqft per bird
     
  3. iholland06

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    Good to know. I was curious myself as to how big our coop should be. We haven't got any chicks yet but I want to start with 6 and maybe have 12 eventually.We have an old shed made out of corrugated metal that we plan to tear down and use the scrap for our coop; the run will, of course, be constructed of wood and chicken wire.
     
  4. spikesowner

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    Thanks for the info I decided to build a coop with run 10 x 10 in case I get addicted and want to add more....
     
  5. SacCityChickens

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    That's chicken math!lol!

    SCC
     
  6. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh you'll add more.... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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