how many chickens can i have in this coop?

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

  1. TheBeatlesAddict

    TheBeatlesAddict Out Of The Brooder

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    Its 4 1/2 feet tall, 3 ft wide and 6 ft long. I currently have 2 standard pullets and 1 standard roo. How many more (if any) can I get?
     
  2. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 sq feet per standard bird...lets see, you can get 1 1/2 more standard size birds. Maybe an addition onto the present coop? You know about chicken math don't you? Very dangerous territory!
     
  3. TheBeatlesAddict

    TheBeatlesAddict Out Of The Brooder

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    I would LOVE to have a huge coop but being 18 I don't make much money, nor do I have the authority to put a big building in the yard. However, building onto this coop is a possibility. I'm just glad that for now I can get one more standard and maybe one more smaller breed?
     
  4. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
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    You ca get 4 standards in it you have 18 sq ft , for 4 you only need 16 sq ft
     
  5. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Quote:opps I thought you only had 2 my bad
     
  6. TheBeatlesAddict

    TheBeatlesAddict Out Of The Brooder

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    Ill have to expand it. I've gotta have more than 4....
     
  7. leahthor

    leahthor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:See, chicken math is at work! [​IMG]
     
  8. Xanthro

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    Quote:Make it bigger than you think you'll need. Chicken math has hit you.
     
  9. Xanthro

    Xanthro Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Cover the small planters with hardware cloth, so the kitty grass can grow out the top, but the chickens can't get to the base or roots. They'll eat everything they can reach, and will destroy the plants within an hour if you don't protect the base and roots.
     

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