Need help figuring out my square footage

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GSPx2, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. GSPx2

    GSPx2 Chirping

    Aug 4, 2013
    New Jersey
    Ok so I have never been good at this. My coop is small, 2x4 by 2 tall. My run is 8x4 by 4 tall. What does it add up to and how many birds does that hold comfortably? My two hens are doing good in it but I was wondering if I can add more without expanding. Thanks for the help.
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Songster

    Jan 16, 2012
    The general rule of thumb is 4 square feet per chicken in the coop and 10 square feet per chicken in the run.

    You have a coop that is 8 square feet. That is good for 2 chickens.

    You have a run that is 32 square feet. That is big enough for 3 chickens.

    You might could have 3 chickens, but you should not go more than that.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013

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