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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brianp, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. brianp

    brianp In the Brooder

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    Apr 19, 2010
    I currently have a 4' L x 6' W x 4' T coop with 2 nesting boxes and a 10' L x 6' W x 6' T run. Right now we only have 2 hens (1 Buff O, 1 SL Wyandotte). We just got 5 chicks and plan on keeping whichever ones turn out to be hens since my neighbors wouldn't like it if I got a rooster. So we could potenially have a total of 7 hens, but more than likely a couple will be roosters. What would be a reasonable amount of reg sized hens in my set up?

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  2. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    6 hens could fit comfortably in there.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    24 sq. feet in the coop, so that's able to support 6 LF chickens.

    Nice coop set up!
     

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