getting confused with the coop and run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tjbabies, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. tjbabies

    tjbabies Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been reading so much my head hurts. I am in the process of building my coop. It is (I think) 18 inches of the ground. a 4X5 coop with nesting boxes attached to the outside for easy access and with the run being (including underneath coop) 5X13 - they will have some free range when I get another fence or gate put up. I want a couple of bantams and some hens.

    How many can I get?

    thank you
    T
     
  2. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Average is 4 sq feet a bird. So 4'x5' is 20 sq ft. So you could get 4 hens, though since a couple will be banties I'd say either 3 hens and 2 banties or 4 hens and 2 banties.

    As far as the run goes I think BYC standards are 10 sq ft per bird.
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u only need 2 sqr feed per bird bantams are 1 1/2 sq feet
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that should hold up to 10 birds if u cover the run
     
  5. CherryChick

    CherryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. tjbabies

    tjbabies Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all so much. A project that I thought would be super easy, has given me so much to think about before jumping into it. I'm just thankful for finding BYC!!!!![​IMG]
     

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