How many chicks will these coops hold?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by irishcowgirl, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. irishcowgirl

    irishcowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello hello fellow chicken crazy people! (My first post!)
    My question is, how many chickens will these two coops hold?

    69.5" Width, 33.75" Depth, 50" Height - 2 removable roosts
    64" Width, 43.5" Depth, 55.25" Height - 3 removable roosts

    They're about the same size so I'm guessing they'll hold the same amount of chickens.
    I'm leaving in a few minutes to pick out one or the other from Ace Hardware, and I don't know how many chicks it'll hold!
    I'd like to have at leeeast 4...

    Thanks all!! [​IMG]
     
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    You should have 4 sq per bird inside unless they are bantams, then I hear you can get away with 2 sq. per bird. How big is your run?
     
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    4-5 birds...........you take the length and width (in feet) and multiply those, then divide by 4. That gives you your rough estimate of how many birds......height doesn't matter. 4 sq. feet per bird is recommended.
     
  4. irishcowgirl

    irishcowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright, so how about if I had 4 by 8 day run? Would it be okay then to have say 6 or 7 chickens?
     
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I always add 'levels' or multiple roosting areas to my coop and run areas-especially in their run. I think you most definitely could get away with that number-just provide them with more roosting areas and they'll love it. I think you'll find that you'll end up adding on to the size of your run unless you elevate the coop and also allow the space underneath the coop to be part of the run as well.
     

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