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How much room?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Pure Poultry, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Pure Poultry

    Pure Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got some new chooks and we are going to keep the 2 Pekin Bantams seperate from the larger breeds and I was wondering, when they are at full age and size how much room in square metres should they each have?
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and congrats on your new chooks!

    The general rule for a backyard flock is 4 square feet p/bird in the coop and 10 p/bird in a run (sorry, don't know how to convert these measurements to meters).

    There's a very good article in the Learning Center you may want to check out:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

    Hope that helps. Glad to have you join us!
     
  3. Pure Poultry

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    Thanks helps a lot
     
  4. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 4' -10' applies to large fowl, you can down size a bit if needed but if you have the room a little extra never hurts.
     
  5. Pure Poultry

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    I Google it and the minimum recommended is 0.5 metres squared for a Bantam and 0.75 for a large fowl.
     
  6. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    Keep in mind that if you need to keep them indoors for extended periods of time, a bit of extra space would come in handy. If you can make it a bit bigger, it's better.
     

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