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henhouse sizes

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wynedot55, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    reading the posts on the # of chickens everyone has.has got me to wanting to know the sizes of everyones henhouses.an how meny they have to house their birds.i have a 12 by 12 an a 20 by 36 henhouse.an 3 4ftw by 6ftl brooders.so that gives me room for 475 hens.
  2. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    With 4 square feet per bird, optimal space...
    12 x 12 will hold 36 standard chickens
    20 x 36 will hold 180 standard chickens
    34 x 6 will hold 51 standard chickens
    that adds up to 267 chickens...still quite a few
    I have a 4 x6 coop and I have 6 chickens...I will be building a very small tractor to add 2 bantams...
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    My coop is 4' x 8', and it holds 7 standards quite nicely. I would feel comfortable (based on how I see them use the space) adding no more than another 2-3.

  4. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I try to give our birds at least five square feet each, and ten is better. With plenty of room, they get along better and stink less.

    We have a 10'x20' coop, and a 4'x8' tractor, and a total of twenty birds.

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