how many hens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by glandeche, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. glandeche

    glandeche Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2009
    how many hens can i have in here....measurements are 8x4=32sqft plus the box to roost
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2009
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    8 hens [​IMG] ETA: depending on how much time they will be spending in the coop.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 10, 2009
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    4 square feet inside coop for large fowl 10 square outside space!

    but, like bsaffles said depends if they always have access to out doors (an outside run or free range)

    if it is a run is it covered (can they always get out?)

    size can alter this a bit too (you would want to give a Brahma more room than an Campine!)

  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I would do 7. That way there is room for feeder and waterer.

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