How much room for each chicken?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by xapikleia, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. xapikleia

    xapikleia Out Of The Brooder

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    I know that I've read this like twenty times here, but I can't seem to remember what I read. How much room do I need in the coop for each chicken? It's warm here most of the year, only gets below freezing a couple of nights in Dec/Jan, and we don't get tons of rain. We do get hot winds in the fall, and some colder winds in Jan/Feb/March.

    We're looking to convert an old-style electronics cabinet (I don't know if it had a TV in it or a stereo) into a small coop. We just need to make sure there's enough room.c
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    4 sq ft is the normal on the coop. But you can probaly get by with not less than 2 sq ft. since it sounds like they wont be spending alot of time in it. [​IMG]
     
  3. xapikleia

    xapikleia Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hm, okay, thanks. It looks like we'll have about 2.5 if we stick with our current plan...
     

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