How many chickens are needed?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lynette, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Lynette

    Lynette Songster

    I think I have talked my husband into building me a smaller coop.[​IMG] I have a rooster that is more aggressive to the other roosters, so I wanted to make a smaller house for him and some of the ladies. How many would I need in the house so that they will be able to keep each other warm when winter comes? I live in mid-Michigan, so we can get mild winters, like the one we have last year, or it can get down right cold. I will make the house about the size of a dog house. Also, the existing house is 7 ft. wide by 10 ft. long where the chickens are at with a 2 ft. wide hallway. Will the remaining, say, 10 be able to stay warm? I have 13 chickens total and 6 are Bantams.
  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I would do about 3

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