Movable Coop, Sq ft per chicken?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by froggyjf, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. froggyjf

    froggyjf Hatching

    Mar 23, 2013
    Hey, I'm planning on using an old trapline frame I have and turning it into a chicken coop. The trampoline frame has an 18 foot diameter; assuming I did my math right it is about 255 SQ feet. I’m going to attach wheels on it so that I am able to move it around my property (I have more than enough space to not worry about one spot getting torn up)
    My question is that if I don’t want to have to move the enclosure more than once a week about how many chickens should I get. I was hoping to get about 15, but then started thinking that might be a bit much; I don’t want them to be too crowded. Opinions?
    Thanks in advanced, Brain

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