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How Big Should A Run Be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by silver1polish, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2014
    I just wanted to know what should run dimensions be for 3 hens? Would 15ft long, 4ft wide and 6ft tall for a run be good? or to small?
    I don't have a big yard since we are "Urban" chicken keepers. I have 2 Bearded Polish and 1 Rhode Island Red.
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    The ideal run is as large as you can feasibly make it.

    However, 10 sq. ft. per bird is the minimum.

    15 x 4 is fine for 3 birds.

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