Is my coup big enough?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fowl_language, May 20, 2010.

  1. Fowl_language

    Fowl_language Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a coup 5m x 6m so 30m squared.. I think its about 275 square feet, is that big enough for 6 chooks?

    Cheers!
     
  2. ourflockof4

    ourflockof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My math actually says its closer to 320 s.f. Using the standard 4 s.f per bird your would have capacity for 80 birds. So yes your 6 birds would be very roomy in that coop.
     
  3. Fowl_language

    Fowl_language Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahhh brilliant!!! I should clarify though, thats the size of the run and coup together, does that make a difference?
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Minimum guidelines (at least the ones I go by) are 4 sq. ft. of housing per LF chicken, and 10 sq. ft. of run space. So for 6 chickens, that would mean a housing of at least 24 sq. ft. and a run of at least 60 sq. feet. So at 104 sq. ft. total minimum, your birdies will have LOTS and LOTS of space!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (here are your chooks enjoying their space). Good for them! Chickens love as much space as you can give them!.
     

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