how much SQ. for each bird?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    How much SQ. for each bird in the run with them free rangeing every other day?
     

  2. jaredkopy

    jaredkopy In the Brooder

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    I'm doing the same thing, free ranging about every other day. I'm building my run right now. It's about 200SF for 25 birds. I think it will do. I've heard anywhere from 4-10 SF/bird but I think free ranging them often will reduce the run size requirement.
     
  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    that sounds good that comes out to 8 SqF per bird I think I will do that thanks
     
  4. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I would recommend at least 4+ sq of inside space. Also if your area has a large amount of snow in the winter I would make the inside space larger. My 35 chickens have a 20x30 coop with 2 additional rooms for separation for breeding. I have a run that is 20x30 next to the 20x30 coop.

    Nate
     

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