How many chickens...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HuestisFarm, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... can fit in a 10'x 12' coop (with a large run)?

    I'm curious... since I've been going chicken crazy lately, I want to make sure I have enough room for them all. If not, some will have to go, unfortunately. But I'd rather have them comfortable than always fighting b/c they don't have enough space.

    As always... thank you in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    You need to allow 3-4 sq ft per bird so they aren't over crowded. So..... with 120 sq ft - that would be 30 to 40. My thoughts are that 40 would be pushing it though...
     
  3. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply! [​IMG]

    I was thinking it was 2 sq. feet per bird...
     
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