Coop / tractor size

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BayouBirds, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. BayouBirds

    BayouBirds Hatching

    Feb 21, 2014
    This may be a dumb question but. . .
    I've seen the posts about the area needed per chicken (4 sq ft per chicken roughly) but what area do you use for the calculations when using a chicken tractor. I have a house area which is off the ground with roosts and nesting area within the house. There is an open area below the house area (which I wasn't counting as run area) but is sheltered from above by the floor of the house area. So, do I count the open area as run area or coop area?

  2. cknkids

    cknkids Chirping

    Jun 27, 2012
    Camarillo, CA
    The open area is run while the closed area with roost is house area.

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