how many?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rooster brandon., Oct 3, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i have 240 square feet of run and only 8 chickens i am going to build a bigger coop not run i sometimes get confused between the two how many chickens could it hold im not free ranging but i might in the future?I have 2 ameracanas 2 orange buffs 2 Rhode island red hens and 1 Rhode island red rooster how many more could it hold.........................................oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh and i have 1 more question my 2 rhode island red hens the guy said they will lay in 4 months its been a month how old are they they look pretty old and mature........
     
  2. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry the submit button is being mean
     
  3. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Concerning the size of your coop...the average recommended size for coop is 4 sq ft per bird minimum. To find out how big to make your coop, figure out how many birds you have, add how many more you want, multiply total by 4 sq. ft for your total! [​IMG]
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other number that is used a lot is 10 sq ft per bird in the run. But if you are not free ranging, I would make it more.
     

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