how much room for old non laying hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shmeggs, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chirping

    Nov 24, 2013
    Hello I been thinking if I have older hens that have stopped laying, do they need as much room in the coop as younger laying hens. I know the general rule is 4 square feet per chicken. im thinking when some of my hens get old I will have a retirement coop. we will let them free range every day, so I been wondering if the 4 square feet per chicken would still apply then.
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Yes, they still need as much space, laying or not.
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