How many chickens can I have in my coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by connerscroft, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. connerscroft

    connerscroft Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have a coop that is 13.5 x 5.5 and is open to about 10 foot tall. The connecting run is 24 x 14. I also let my chickens free range for at least half a day. What do you think is the max number of chickens I can comfortably keep? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    18.5 for the coop and 33.5 for the run is standard especially if you have snow for winter. If your in a warmer climate and they have access to the run all year, you can fit more in your coop.

    Coop-4 square feet per chicken
    Run- 10 square feet per chicken
     
  3. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18 chickens based on 4 sq ft per chickens per your coop size.
     
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    18 to 20 based on chicken's size (reg vs banty)
     
  5. connerscroft

    connerscroft Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help! [​IMG]
     
  6. OLD ADOBE

    OLD ADOBE Out Of The Brooder

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    How many chickens can I have in a coop that is 8X8 and 10+ feet tall = 64 sq ft

    The run is 28X6 and 8 feet tall= 168 sq feet. I currently have 12 chicks but would ideally like to have 6 more. Can my coop/run handle 18?

    My chicks are all about 3-4 wks old right now...I know once they get bigger they will likely bully any new chicks. Any thoughts on the age age range that I can safely introduce new chicks?
     
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    I have a 4 by 8 coop with a 8 by 10 run. My chickens are never turn loose. I have 10 hens and a rooster. Is this too much? Im new to having chickens so any info is appreciated. Thanks
     
  8. chickydee64

    chickydee64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ideally..16.................2 more might be OK..DON'T KNOW THE SIZE OF YOUR CHICKENS[​IMG]
    I would think sometime after they are off the lights..................It is touchy to try to predict.
    If you type integrating chickens in the search..there will be many ideas....good luck
     
  9. chickydee64

    chickydee64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK........10 x 8 = 80 sq. feet divide by 10=. 8 chickens............
    4x8=32 sq. feet divided by 4= 8
    You are a little over....... I would just watch to be sure they are not pecking on each other....
    overcrowding can cause picking on each other but....maybe it will work for you..........
     
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