In the Brooder
- Jun 6, 2009
My chicken pen is 16 feet by 8 feet (128 sq ft) with an 8 foot by 6 foot (48 sq ft) house attached. In the hen house is a roost and 3 nesting boxes. Also a barrel that I keep the bags of feed in. I have read that you should have 4 sq ft per chicken and have also been told it only has to be 2 sq ft, or 3 sq ft!! Can somebody please tell me how many chickens is OK? I have 11 right now. 10 hens and 1 rooster! Thanks, I'd like to get a couple more hens for Rooster Cogburn...but don't want to crowd them or traumatize anyone.