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How many chicks fit

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by watsonlane, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. watsonlane

    watsonlane Out Of The Brooder

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    How many chicks fit into a 8 x 12 coop? We have 8 girls but almost see the need for more.....how many more will fit?
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    19 (5 sqft/bird). If you have a run or free range, I wouldn't be afraid to go a little higher.
     
  3. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rule of thumb for minimum space requirement is 4 square feet per bird, unless you have bantams, then you can half that. For outside space, it is 10 square feet minimum per bird. More is always better as you will get less fighting, picking, etc.
     

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