1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
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  2. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say that's probably OK for five chickens, presuming you meant a 6 x 3.5 coop. Generally figure 4 sq. ft. per bird.
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Okay... well they'll be spending all their time in the run. And just egg laying and sleeping upstairs.
     
  4. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    After the heat wave we had here, I found out my chickens liked to be inside for whatever reason when it was hot - I'm guessing because they could get up and not have their feet on the ground, get air flow all around them (fan in the coop), and it was shady in there. Even when it was more that I could combat (extreme heat advisory), they would still hang in the coop and pant (and I'd give them fresh water both in the coop and in the run, plus they had shade in the run.

    I'd make sure their house is as comfy as their yard. It gets MIGHTY hot in my house (usually equal to outdoor temps), but I prefer to veg in the house over even the shade, that sun is wicked.
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Alright. Thanks. It's pretty mild here in ATL, and I take my flock inside if it gets over 93 typically. The coop and run are both under TONS of trees and are in the shadiest part of a VERY SHADY yard, though.
     

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