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How many chickens in a 10 x 12?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by amaliayosa, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    We are having a woodin storage building delivered next week, which will be our coop. Just wondering how many chickens (standard and some bantams) could we fir in something that size? I am wanting 25 to 35.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Going by the basic rule of thumb...4 square feet per bird for indoor space...30 standard sized birds.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  3. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

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    Dawn419 is right, but you can tweak that number a little bit. A few more will be OK if you intend to free range them during the day or if they're bantams, a few less if they don't have much room outside.
     

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