how much room for old non laying hens

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

  1. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    370
    11
    91
    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 Premium Member

    31,451
    3,564
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Yes, they still need as much space, laying or not.
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by