is this too small??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by samm, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. samm

    samm New Egg

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    we have built a hen house that is 12 x 12, with a 12 x 16 yard, 5 laying boxes, and 2 -12 foot roosts we will run about 20 chickens in it, one man said that would just not be large enough, that i would have problems...what do yall think ?? do yall see problems ahead in what we have ??? thank you sandra
     
  2. 6chix

    6chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats plenty of room in the coop about 7sqft/bird. I belive the standard is 4 sqft/bird. The run is pretty close at 9.2sqft/bird should be around 10. Looks like a prettty sweet setup for that many chickens.

    Good luck

    John
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds good to me too.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    That'll work. [​IMG]
     
  5. samm

    samm New Egg

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    i thought so myself..i just needed another opinion,

    i really appreciate such quick responces, thank ya' ll:)
     
  6. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    your henhouse an run will work fine for the # of hens that you have.
     

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