how many chickens can i put in my coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by duramax65diesel, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. duramax65diesel

    duramax65diesel New Egg

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    how many chickens can i put in a 5x5 coop they can not walk around in my yard the city does'ent allow it so i have a have a little fenced area i already now i only need one rooster for that small of space
     
  2. Dwkuska

    Dwkuska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your yard fenced? What city do you live in? I have never heard of a city that wont allow chickens to freely roam someones yard. IS the 5x5 the run(area they can be outside? Or are you talking about them living inside a structure 100%?

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    I hope we see more of you!!!
     
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  3. duramax65diesel

    duramax65diesel New Egg

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    the 5x5 is the structure and a about a 10 buy 5 of fencing coming out of it for them able to walk around im having to wait till march to get my chicks from rural king and know i do not have a fenced in yard and my stepdad want really let them go around the yard
     
  4. cmonkey4

    cmonkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say you could put about 7 chickens in there.
     
  5. Dwkuska

    Dwkuska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my opinion 5-6 chickens tops. I like my chickens to be able to do more then spin in circles. Also with a smaller area like that they will strip that area of land clean of vegetation. If I were you once spring comes buy em a roll of grass sod. SHould only be like $2-4 and They will love you for it. Cheers mate!
     
  6. duramax65diesel

    duramax65diesel New Egg

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    ok thanks ya'll
     
  7. cmonkey4

    cmonkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome!
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I'd be concerned about the sod being treated with insect/herbicides.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd say limit it to 4 or 5 birds. It's better to have fewer happy, healthy, unstressed birds than more unhappy, disease-prone birds with behavioral issues.
     
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