How Many Chickens Will It Hold?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mtngirl35, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Songster

    Dec 10, 2013
    I am looking to seriously enlarge my flock next spring. I have a 10x16 barn shaped storage building that is 9 ft tall. I want to pull out the loft areas and remove strips of siding down each 16 ft side to add on nesting boxes with tops that lift up to collect the eggs from the outside. So the 10x16 area will not be taken up by nesting boxes but the girls will access them from inside the coop. I plan to let my chickens free range. There will also be a 20x30 carport and lots of trees they can get under if they want out of rain or snow. Any suggestion on how many chickens?
  2. cherokeebird

    cherokeebird Chirping

    Oct 4, 2014
    Mount pleasant nc
    160sq ft divided by 4 sq ft per chicken gives u 40 chickens

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