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is this too small??

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

  1. samm

    samm New Egg

    Mar 11, 2008
    north Texas
    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

    Jul 24, 2007
    Western Ma
    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

  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds good to me too.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    That'll work. [​IMG]
  5. samm

    samm New Egg

    Mar 11, 2008
    north Texas
    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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