how big should my run be??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mandapanda3186, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with 16 chicks. I've almost doubled...lol. here's what I have:

    8 barred rock, 8 ISA brown, 5 EE's, 1 RIR, 1 aust, 1 SLW, 2 BO, 1 black sex link, 6 bantams and 3 ducks.(2 rouen, 1 indian runner). Ducks will not be in the coop, but they will be in the run. I plan to let the chickens out everyday its nice enough.

    So how much space do they have to have? What's my minimum where they will be comfortable?

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  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you've got the acreage to allow them to free range, that'd be best.

    However, if you're building a run, I think the math is 10sq feet per bird.


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  3. hunter109

    hunter109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i have 18 chicks right now and getting 15 more what would i have to biuld for there run in sqf
     
  4. candyjacks

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    33 birds times 10 sq feet is 330 sq feet.
     
  5. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you could build a run that is about 20' x 20' and they'll have some good space.

    A run that is 20' x 15' could also work.

    The more space you can give them, the better! [​IMG]



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  6. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do bantams need 10sq feet too? I thought I read somewhere that they "don't count" (it may have been a joke lol)
     

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