Flock size

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bpmarmstrong, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Bpmarmstrong

    Bpmarmstrong Egg-dicted

    May 26, 2009
    NW, Indiana
    What is the most chickens i should have in a 16x8 fenced in area.
  2. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    The minimum sq ft per chicken in a run is 10 sq ft. You have 128 sq ft, so that works out to no more that 12 chickens, provided you have enough space in your coop to accommodate them. It's best to avoid maxing out the number of birds in your space so they don't start picking on each other.

    edited for clarity
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2009

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