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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JValera, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    Please , I need to know ;

    For 200 chickens hen layer , which is the best size of the Greenhouse or room ? large and wide feets ?

    thank you so much

    regards , and Happy Christmas

    --Jorge
     
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    First of all Welcome To BYC [​IMG] from the San Diego High desert,

    Rule of thumb is 4 square feet of space per bird in the coop or house.... one linear foot per bird roost space too. Then for the run ten square feet of space.

    so for 200 chickens you need:
    800 square feet of space or a house that is 20 x 40.
    200 linear feet of roost space
    one nest box for five to ten hens.... so if your 200 are all hens between 10 and 20 nest boxes
    finally 2000 square feet of run space in the form of a fenced yard....

    Are you going into the egg business?

    deb
     
  3. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Deb

    And them , for 200 chickens hen layer

    I need a Greenhouse of 2000 squart feet rum...... 64 feet large by 35 feet wide ...it's good

    I saw that is one nest box for 4 chicken hen

    If I will have 200 chickens ... I need 50 or 60 boxes... it's correct ?

    thank you so much Deb

    I have another question :

    For sleep perches , I will have to use 2" by 2" with 14 inches high to perch to perch ..it's correct ?

    thanks, Jorge Happy Christmas
     
  4. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your pen size is correct, 10 sq ft per chicken at a minimum. Note that even with 2000 sq feet, there will be nothing green left after a couple of weeks. It will be a dirt patch.

    As for perches, your profile does not say where you live. 2x2 might be OK for warm climates, but not good if you have freezing temps in winter. Go with 2x4's. with the 4" side up in colder climates. The chickens can rest on the large side and cover their feet completely with their bodies and feathers. A 2x2 perch allows them to grip the perch, but their toes will be more exposed to the cold.
     
  5. JValera

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    Hi Thomas

    thank you so much.

    I live in Florida , but I will use 2 by 4 inches for sleep perches..I think that is better.

    How many inches for perch to perch ? 14 inches ??

    thanks --Jorge
     
  6. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    OOps My bad sorry Jorge.... [​IMG]


    200/4 is 50.... 200/5 is 40 and 200/10 is 20 If you are going into the egg business I would invest in Roll out nests to keep the eggs clean.... Helps keep egg eating and accidental breakage down as well.

    You will find they will prefer certain nests over others so the nesting needs will vary.

    deb
     
  7. JValera

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    Hi Deb

    For 200 chicken hen layers... yes I'm thinking to put 60 nests...It's better

    I don't like the roll up , I prefer to use hay grass , as a nature

    thank you Deb

    --Jorge
     
  8. JValera

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    Hi Thomas

    For 250 chickens hen layers

    This room size is good.... 80 feet large by 32 feet wide = 2560 SQ. feet Is Good ?

    I live in Florida.,

    The sleep perches can I put high 14 inches , with 2 by 4 wood ?? Is good ?

    Please let me know

    regards
    --Jorge
     

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