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How Big Should a Chicken Run Be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thecoopbuilder, May 28, 2012.

  1. thecoopbuilder

    thecoopbuilder Out Of The Brooder

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    I am still new to building chicken coops, I have only been building them for a been building them for a month now. I am wondering how big does my runs need to be per square foot for my chickens. I have a photo example of 2 different types of runs I built that are 3ftx5ft run. These coops hold 4-6 chickens. Is there a certain square foot requirement for 4-6 chicken coop run?

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    Thanks for your help

    Mike
    Coop Builder
    uppervalleybuilders.biz
    Cedar City, UT
     
  2. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 sq feet of floor space per chicken for non-free range chickens is the minimum I believe.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2012
  3. 7quails3chicken

    7quails3chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    You can make them as big as you want,what you got is much bigger and nicer then market chicken's would be in "RIP"[​IMG]Looks like you did a very good job I love your coop's the first one I would only put like 2 but that's just me because I like lots of room for my chick's but the sec one look's like it can hold 4-6 depending on the size of your birds ^o^ grate job really really pretty coop's [​IMG]
     
  4. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are really nice Mike
    The barn shaped one is really different,Looksl ike a doll house
    Is it a tractor coop?.
     
  5. crchickens

    crchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of fencing did you use on the run? Chicken wire is not predator proof, but I can't tell what you used from the picture. Nice job~~ they are pretty coops.
     

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