How many chickens can fit?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dogchickenboy, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Dogchickenboy

    Dogchickenboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2013
    North Carolina

    I have this 4 x 12 run and coop together currently I have 5 hens and 1 rooster in it and they are all red sex links. How many more large fowl / silkie bantams will fit in here? and also there are 6 nesting boxes. Pictures are included.

  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 5, 2011
    The general rule is 1 hen to every metre square. I dont worry about inside space that much, inside my shed it is 2m x 1m and 11 hens sleep in it. Also its 2 hens to every one nest box :)

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