How many Square Feet per chicken in and out?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by feather2, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. feather2

    feather2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are building a coop that is part of our garage and part outside. Can anyone tell me how much space to allow inside for 8 chickens and how many nests inside. Also need to know how many square feed of outside run is needed. Has anyone used those McMurray tractors that look like bunkers? We are totally illegal, but have 2 acres and great neighbors. Thanks
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the breed, most LF recommended SQFT is 4/bird inside and 8-10 SQFT of runspace. You should have 2 nest boxes for 8 birds, they will probably only use 1, but should have 2 just in case.
     
  3. feather2

    feather2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have pre-ordered the following from Gabbard Farms for a April/May delivery:

    2 Ameraucanas – would like exhibition quality

    2 Mille Fleur D’Uccle

    2 Blue Splash Marans

    2 Wheaten Marans

    2 Golden Lakenvelder

    2 Barnevelder

    2 Silver Laced Wyandotte

    2 Appenzeller Spitzhauben

    2 Red Silkies

    I expect that about half will be roosters, and will go to my brother where roosters are allowed. I got a Turn X incubator and I heard that the hatchability rate should be good. What do you think, am I crazy or what? Husband seems to think so, but he's building it!!
     
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    feather2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, That is the most beautiful quote. MY friend is losing her dog to old age. I have already copied this into a card. Is that okay?
     
  5. feather2

    feather2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have Golden Retrievers? Do you sell them?
     

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