How many square feet per chicken should coop be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by propagata, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. propagata

    propagata Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. I'm new to raising chickens and am wondering if the coop my husband built is too small. We just got three chicks and are planning on introducing them to the coop at about 6 weeks of age...in about a month. The coop is only 2'x3' though, plus a 2 square foot nesting box divided into two equal spaces. I'm worried it's not big enough for 3 large chickens. Hubby is awfully stubborn and I'll need a "second opinion" to get him to budge:) Any expert opinions would be welcome. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It's usually 4-5 sq ft in the coop, and 10 sq ft for a run
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 This is a pretty good gage. You also want to make sure each hen has about 10 inches of roost space and you need 1 nest box for every 3-4 birds.
     

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