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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by togiak, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. togiak

    togiak Hatching

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    we are going to start raising chickens in SE Alaska. and i am wondering how big a coop and run we need. we are thinking 4-5 chickens. probably 3 layers and 2 meat chickens...... what do you think??
     

  2. togiak

    togiak Hatching

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    oh yeah wondering if we need to heat the coop also?
     
  3. bj taylor

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    i think it's recommend 4 sq ft/bird. considering your location maybe beef that size up some since they may have to stay in there for days at a time during winter.
     

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