How many large breed chickens for a 16ftx16ft coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Meg09, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Meg09

    Meg09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! Just wondering how many chickens can comfortably fit in a 16x16ft coup. We will be getting leghorns and brahmas. Definitely don't want to over crowd. They will also have a run that will be the same size or bigger than the coop itself as well as be able to free range. (They will have at least 1-2 acres to free range on just for them)
     
  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture of your coop i am not good with measurements
    My guess is 15
     
  3. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The typical recommendation is 4 sq.ft of coop space per chicken and 10 sq. ft of run space per chicken. Going off those recommendations, you could technically house 64 birds with a coop that size, provided your run was a total of 640 sq. ft. But, depending on how much you plan on free-ranging, you could go smaller on the run size.
     
  4. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True we just need a picture of the coop to decide
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Leghorns will need about 4 sq ft of coop space per bird. The Brahmas will need about 6 sq ft per bird. If the coop will be their primary shelter, than no more than 20 of each breed.
     

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