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

  1. missa28

    missa28 Out Of 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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    Anyone?
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    10 for 3 sq feet per bird and 8 if you want 4 sq feet per bird
     
  4. missa28

    missa28 Out Of 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 Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    In case you want to change the coop size [​IMG]

    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 Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    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. missa28

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    Your a saint! [​IMG] I think 10 is good for now since we're new and all [​IMG]
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    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 [​IMG]
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    What type of bird is in your avatar? It's a beauty!
     
  10. missa28

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    Yeah we started with 2 [​IMG] now we have 10
     

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