How many chicken can my coop hold?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jarasz, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. jarasz

    jarasz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello chicken people,
    I have an A frame chicken house that is 15 ft by 10 ft. I'm wondering how many chickens can my coop comfortably hold?

    Thanks in advance for the info.
     
  2. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a fairly big coop, you should be able to house a pretty big group comfortably. Will they have access to an outside run as well? I read once that 3 sq. ft. per standard chicken is adequate, but that seems skimpy to me.
     
  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id be safe and go w/ 30 birds. that would be 5 sq ft per bird
     
  4. jarasz

    jarasz Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I let them out of the coop several times a week, and they have free range of the yard and surrounding woods. I have 10 right now but have about 20 chicks to add to the coop. I was just hoping they would all fit comfortably and we wouldn't have to built another coop. Thanks for the info. Sounds like I will have the perfect amount , 30, for my coop.
     

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