How much room do 5 hens need?

Mylissa Conner

In the Brooder
May 26, 2017
3
5
13
I am new to chickens and I am wondering if my coop and run is going to be big enough. My coop is 4' x 5' and the run is 5' x 12'. Thank you in advance for your help.
 

MagpieDucks

Driven Insane
Oct 26, 2015
6,223
41,680
1,157
Minnesota
My Coop
: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!

VP123
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom