How many chickens can fit in here I'm ordering chicks and need to ASAP please help!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MattSiewrt, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. MattSiewrt

    MattSiewrt Out Of The Brooder

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    The three sides shed is 7 feet wide, and 17 feet long I thought 20 I have 6 chickens in there and I was ordering about 10 chicks please help
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7x17 is 119 sq feet. The rule for a coop is 4 sq feet per bird plus 10 sq feet for a run. If that's only the coop than it's big enough for 30 birds. If it's run and coop in one, it's good for about 8-10.
     
  3. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Percheron hit the nail on the head. If you have an outside run, the rule is 4 sq ft per bird in the coop and another 10 sq ft per bird in the run.

    What breeds are you looking to order?
     
  4. MattSiewrt

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    Well I let them out 4 5 times a day and they roam the whole years I have alot of land and jersey giants and other breed I'm have a mixed flock of many things
     
  5. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I check my math here then? With 4 birds you need a hen house/coop room 4x4 and then another 4x10 feet of run space?
     
  6. MattSiewrt

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    Can anyone tell me lol ?
     
  7. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alot...i only allow 2 or 3 sq feet in coop per bird and they do fine
     
  8. LoneOak

    LoneOak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Originally Posted by MattSiewrt [​IMG]

    Can anyone tell me lol ?

    Percheron Chick told you In post #2, thomasboyle confirmed his numbers in post #3. Each bird needs approximately 4 sq ft of coop space, you could do the math.
     
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