Need help with some chicken math

Picky Chicky

Songster
11 Years
Sep 22, 2008
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Holly Grove, VA
Our new coop is 4x6 and has 5 nest boxes. I've read that for my girls to be comfortable, they'll need to be 1 chicken per every 4 sqft... but I'm getting bantams - how many bantams could I fit in that space?

I think I'm guilty of using "Fuzzy Math" because I'm hoping I can fit more than 6 comfortably.


 
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coffeelady3

Froths Milk for Hard Cash
11 Years
Jun 26, 2008
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Tacoma, WA
Well, that would be big enough for 6 standards, so you could definitely put in more bantams then that. (Although how many, I could not say.). I don't know how the nest boxes are set up, but you only really need 1 box per 3 to 4 birds, so you could remove a few of them to free up some more room....
 

Picky Chicky

Songster
11 Years
Sep 22, 2008
965
10
141
Holly Grove, VA
I don't have any pictures taken of it yet (the weather here in VA has been pretty crummy all weekend and I haven't had much of a chance to 'play' with setting up the coop), but here are some similar pictures of the coop I found online:



(Mine only has 5 nest boxes)


(My roost only runs half the way)
 

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