help with size for breeding pens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jimmythechicken, May 10, 2011.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    i am going to be building 3 breeding pens for our orpingtons.i already have 3 runs set up they are 9ft wide by 20ft big should i make my coops for 6-7 orps in each coop.thanks for any help or ideas

  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    In my book it says to have 1-2 square feet inside per bird and about 10 outside per bird. so 6-14 inside and around 60 outside.

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