Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by missa28, Jul 13, 2008.

1. ### missa28In the Brooder

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So we built out coop yesterday (pics coming soon) and we were wondering how many chickens can a 4x8 coop hold?

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2. ### missa28In the Brooder

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Anyone?

3. ### Hangin Wit My PeepsAutumnBreezeChickens.com

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10 for 3 sq feet per bird and 8 if you want 4 sq feet per bird

4. ### missa28In the Brooder

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Thank you very much!!! I thought that was the rule but I wanted to make sure....

5. ### Hangin Wit My PeepsAutumnBreezeChickens.com

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In case you want to change the coop size

Take the width times the length 4x8=32 then 32 divided by 3 (3 square feet) = 10 2/3 Or 10 chickens

6. ### Hangin Wit My PeepsAutumnBreezeChickens.com

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No Prob...we are using 3 sq foot per bird. Plus 10 sq feet outside for their run. Plus we are free ranging too so they have plenty of space.

7. ### missa28In the Brooder

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Your a saint! I think 10 is good for now since we're new and all

8. ### Hangin Wit My PeepsAutumnBreezeChickens.com

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HEHE Say that now...later that will change LOL Were new too and we were starting with 6 chickens (thoughts started in feb)...made an 8x8 coop and now we have 13 in there now (8 weeks old), 12 in brooder one, and another 8 in brooder two! (were only keeping a total of 21 ONLY because that is what will fit in our hen house) LOL Good luck with keeping to 10

9. ### Hangin Wit My PeepsAutumnBreezeChickens.com

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What type of bird is in your avatar? It's a beauty!

10. ### missa28In the Brooder

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Yeah we started with 2 now we have 10