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How many chickens for a coop 4x5 foot??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Griffy, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Griffy

    Griffy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2016
    I built a coop with an attached run for when hawks are present but i plan to free range them as much as possible. How many hens can fit comfortably in a 4x5 coop? Its has some height as well. Run is 12ft. [​IMG]
    Thanks :)
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    The general rule of thumb is as follows:

    Inside coop - 4 sq ft per bird
    Run - 10 sq ft per bird

    Hope that helps

  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    4/10 is minimum.

    Check the article on Space, and Ventilation, linked in my signature.

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