How much room do 5 hens need?

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:welcome!!! Lots of great peeps here! Make sure you check out the learning center!

As for your question, it really depends on the living conditions. Will they be free ranging in the day? What breeds will you be having? Cochins and Jersey Giants are going to need a lot more room than Silkies and d'Uccles. The absolute minimum for medium sized birds (sex-links, australorp, faverolle, etc) is about 3 sq ft. in the coop and 10 in the run. What about winter? chickens tend to spend more time in the coop than in the summer.

Hope this helps!

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