Thank you Mrs K, I was thinking of an 8' x 16' coop raised with run under it as well as an 12' x 24' run that would 416 sq ft, so this should work, again thank you for your help.You are not going to believe how much those birds are going to grow. This happens to a lot of people, what was enough room when they were chicks, rapidly becomes NOT enough room when they get big.
30 chickens would, should be 120 square feet, so about 12 feet x 10 feet or 8 x 15 feet. Very ugly behaviors can start, if they are in too small of an area.
You need about a 300 square foot run. Now these are not exact numbers, but on the other hand, very few problems show up with a great deal of space. Building is expensive, so building it big enough at the get go is important. A little extra is a good thing when it come to space.
Do not think you can cheat on numbers and space because you 'free range' when it gets dark, they have to fit on the roost.
Thank youI would have to recommend at least the minimum of 4 square ft. per bird, more if you can do it. If they feel overcrowded it can cause all sorts of issues, from feather picking and bullying, to not wanting to go into the coop at night. More room is always better in my experience.
It sounds like you have an awesome flock there!!
Thank you Mrs K, I was thinking of an 8' x 16' coop raised with run under it as well as an 12' x 24' run that would 416 sq ft, so this should work, again thank you for your help.