How did you determine how big your run should be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stone_family3, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of 10' x 10' but I'm not sure yet. Right now I only have two but I'd like to expand to somewhere between 4-12.
     
  2. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10sq ft per bird or as big as you want to go . [​IMG]
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool thanks!
     
  4. chiken lover863

    chiken lover863 Out Of The Brooder

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    You should make it big so u have more space for them.[​IMG]
     
  5. dixiebeast

    dixiebeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And dont forget chicken math...My runs cant keep up with it!LOL
     
  6. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Number of chickens x 10 sq. ft enclosure x 2.5. The last part, "2.5," is what I call my chicken math multiplication factor. If I get more, I won't have to build a bigger run.
     
  7. basmith24

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    Factoring in the fact that you will always want more chickens is a really smart idea.
     
  8. JohnCT

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    I decided on 9x16 because my design makes use of standard size materials that way
     
  9. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Number of chickens x 10 sq. ft enclosure x 2.5. The last part, "2.5," is what I call my chicken math multiplication factor. If I get more, I won't have to build a bigger run.

    Funny, that's exactly what I did without realizing it. I'm planning on 10-15 chickens and my run is 32x20 .. lot's of chicken math in there! I just figured however many I was getting would appreciate ample room to roam.​
     
  10. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use what I had without buying anything else. I ended up with a 15X15 run. It's an older AKC kennel from Tractor Supply. I have roof bows for it but the way I have it layed out I can't use um. I have to figure out something else.
     

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