how many chickens can fit in my coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ksmith, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. ksmith

    ksmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They would just use the coop for roosting, laying eggs, and staying in while raining (during winter). It is 6ft wide, 4ft long, has 6 nesting boxes, and about 18ft of roosting. Right now I have 12 large breed hens, that roost and lay in the coop, and have about a half acre or more to roam free. how many more do you think I could fit? I am not planning on getting any more soon, but when their laying season is over I ant to get new hens. Thankyou!
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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  3. HappyChickenLover

    HappyChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got a 7x15 foot pen i keep 30 layers in
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    The best number from the perspective of chicken happiness and ease of management is "as few as you can feel okay about limiting yourself to" [​IMG]

    Pat
     

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