Need help with some chicken math

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Picky Chicky, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]

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  2. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    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....
     
  3. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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:

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    (Mine only has 5 nest boxes)
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    (My roost only runs half the way)
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  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I think you'll be colecting eggs very soon. [​IMG]
     

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