need more space but how much more?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lilshadow, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    Milaca, MN
    Hello Everyone,
    I have an 8x8 coop that my husband built for me in the spring and fall. It houses 17 chickens. I have 4 next boxes, and 1 roost. I just ordered more chicks (25) to be exact. I just need to know how much more room I am going to need and how many more boxes. a total of 20 hens and 3 roosters.
  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    You need 4 square feet per bird inside with a run 10 square feet each!
    I nesting box every 5 hens.

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