How meny chickens do you think i can get in here?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken Girl, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Songster

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    I have 15 chickens right now. I have 26 on the way. Now some might die and i will be doing a biger run.
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    At one time we had about 20 full grown meat birds and 13 teenagers. They all had room to move. I will have to do a biger run.

    Chicken Girl
     
  2. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

    4 square feet per bird in the hen house and 10 sq feet per in the run.
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    If your coop is 8x10 (I'm guessing based on photos) you can put 20 chickens in your coop. Very nice coop. One suggestion is that I'd add more roosts. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chicken Girl

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    I think its 9ft wide ( i know for sure i measured!) And maby about 15ft long. It was 18ft long befor we put up insalashion (spelling). I should be abel to get 31 in there. I have 4 roos so i might have to butcher some. lol Do you think it will ba ok to put all them birds in ther? I will be building a biger run. And i think you are right i do need more roosts. Thanks!

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  5. Are you set up to quarantine the newbies? It would be a shame to bring pests/disease into that healthy flock...
     
  6. Chicken Girl

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    I will in side the coop. They should be ok. Right? They are going to be babys. And they will not have there shots. I had a hen hatch some babys and i did the same thing i am going to do for the other chicks and they are ok. Will i have to seperate them?


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  7. felix4580

    felix4580 In the Brooder

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    you could easaly fit 50+ birds in that house. you need more roosts and you dont need that many nest boxes but since u have them there fine.
     

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