1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've gotten in over my head on hatching chicks. So I'm running out of pens. I was planning on getting rid of some but now thinking bout keeping em. So my ? Is how much pen space do 6-8 standard chickens need? They aren't able to free range bc of dogs and other reasons.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Coop space is 4 sq ft per LF bird, 8 chickens times 4 square feet is 32 square feet. Like an 8x4 coop.

    Run size is 10 sq ft per LF bird, 8 chickens times 10 square feet is 80 square feet. Like 8 x 10 run.

    Easy peasy calculations. [​IMG]
     
  3. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Great. So I could make 10x10 and put 8 birds and they'll be ok. I didn't want to overcrowd em.
     

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