How many chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Axle Quails, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chickens could go in 8ft x 6ft ?

    So how many can go in their
     
  2. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would have to say four to six chickens
     
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  3. gunnarmcc

    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does that include run or is that just the coop? You will see most people use 4sqft per bird minimum in the coop and 10 in the run
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I personally would probably allow myself to have five large fowl chickens at the most.
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    12 standard chickens or 24 bantams. 4 square ft per chicken in the coop and 10 square ft for the run. [​IMG]
     
  6. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want bantam breeds [​IMG]
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't put more then 24. This is just the coop right?
     
  8. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, stacked like cord wood, I think you'd be able to get a few thousand chickens in that much space. How tall is the building? That will make a difference, because I like to stack mine clear to the rafters!!
     
  9. creekrats

    creekrats Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Well, stacked like cord wood, I think you'd be able to get a few thousand chickens in that much space. How tall is the building? That will make a difference, because I like to stack mine clear to the rafters!!

    [​IMG] I love it!
     
  10. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree more with N 01 on the number of chickens. BYC recommends 2-3 Sq feet per chicken if they're out in the run most of the time, works for me, but if they are in the coop most of the time I would cut back a few. [​IMG]
     

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