How much square ft per chicken?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by [email protected], Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    about how much square footage should i have per chicken ( just the coop not the yard)? dose a front porch with chicken wire and a roof count towards the space per bird(normal sized chickens)?
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The numbers that are most used on here are 4 sq ft per bird in the coop and 10 sq ft per bird in the run.

    Unless they get to free range a lot, I think the bigger the size of the run, the better.
     
  3. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you here 4 sq ft/ bird alot but if they are not in there all the time 2 is acceptable and fine for them. Perhaps even better in winter.
     
  4. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I followed the advice of others and have 4 sq. ft. per chicken in the coop. This has turned out to be good for them on days when they don't want to go outside.
     
  5. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK cool. thanks, i have enough room for more chickens and will have enough room for a breeder / brooder coop! (one side is blocked / divided off)
     

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