how many girls in.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spoolin, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many standard girls would be ok to be together in a 9x16 coop? just to make sure, i have right now 2 standards and 2 bantams.
     
  2. Superman11383

    Superman11383 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an 8'X12' coop and all 37 chickens live peacefully in there, but keep in mind that I let them out during the day so they only roost in there at night.
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    At the recommended 4 sq. ft. per standard chicken, you could fit 36 chickens in the coop. However, if they can be outside all day and only in the coop to sleep (such as Superman mentioned), I am sure there is some wiggle room.
     

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