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How much room do my chickens need?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tabithas, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. tabithas

    tabithas Out Of The Brooder

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    We are working on constructing a coop and run for our 5 new chicks. How much room do they need as adult chickens? We plan on free ranging them some, but because we have dogs, they will have to be in their run during the day when we are at work. How big should we plan on the run being, and how big does the coop itself need to be? They are all full size chickens, not bantams. Thanks!
     
  2. jallny

    jallny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2012
    you should have about 10 square feet per chicken. so, in your case, at least 50 square ft.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Minimum recommended space for standard sized birds is 4 sq ft per bird coop space and 10 sq ft per bird run space.
     
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