# Getting our chickens tomorrow.

#### Ginger Dempsey

##### Hatching
We currently have one chicken that is living with our turkeys, but we finally finished the coop and we are getting more chickens tomorrow. I was wondering if someone could tell me about how many chickens could live comfortably in our coop. We are new to having chickens so let me know if you see any potential problems with our coop. We have since added a door to the laying house so don't worry it will not be open like that.

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#### DaisyG2317

##### Songster
What are the dimensions of the coop and the run?

#### Buffbrahmasforever

##### Songster
What are the dimensions of the coop and the run?
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A general rule of thumb is 4 feet in coop per chicken and 10 feet in run per chicken. But it all depends on the flock and how long they will spend in the coop. And where they spend rainy days and how much time they spend in the run over the course of the day. As well as how well your birds get along. And the size of your birds.

#### Ginger Dempsey

##### Hatching
We currently have one chicken that is living with our turkeys, but we finally finished the coop and we are getting more chickens tomorrow. I was wondering if someone could tell me about how many chickens could live comfortably in our coop. We are new to having chickens so let me know if you see any potential problems with our coop. We have since added a door to the laying house so don't worry it will not be open like that.
The coop itself is 6ft square and the run is 6 x 10

#### DaisyG2317

##### Songster
The coop itself is 6ft square and the run is 6 x 10
6x6 or 6sq ft total? 6x6 would accommodate up to 9 birds, but 6sq ft total would be like 1 bird total. The run would accommodate 6 birds.

#### rosemarythyme

For standard birds, 6 is about the maximum I'd put in there.

Are youe planning on reinforcing the run? The 2x4" fence openings are a prime target for coons or weasels.

#### aart

##### Chicken Juggler!
7 Years
We can assume the turkeys will not be sharing this enclosure?
Agrees 6 chickens in a 6x6' coop would be good.
Might need more ventilation in your climate.

#### Ginger Dempsey

##### Hatching
We can assume the turkeys will not be sharing this enclosure?
Agrees 6 chickens in a 6x6' coop would be good.
Might need more ventilation in your climate.
No the turkey enclosure is 14 X 30 and 14 feet high.