how many girls in.....

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

  1. spoolin

    spoolin Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    palm bay, FL
    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 Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    Bunnell, Florida
    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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