how much space????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Alesia, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Alesia

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    ok i am wondering how much space each chicken needs i would like to have around 15 birds in a coop and run and need to know how big the coop needs to be i plan on making a huge run and letting them run around in that most of the time
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Alesia

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    snow isnt an issue heat is i dont want them to over heat in a crouded coop
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    what they said, but can you let us know:

    will the run and coop be completely (as possible) secure so that they can use either all the time?

    Will the coop and run require a person to open the door to let them out every day and make them secure at night?
     
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  5. Alesia

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    i think that i would want it to be open access so they could roost where ever they want even if its hot at night they will be able to have their own space
     
  6. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Ok, then you can get away with a little more run and a little less coop if you need to- make it 14 square feet per standard bird no less then 3 inside and the rest outside
     

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