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  1. brendale

    brendale Hatching

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    I have 3 chickens that are bigger than bantams. We made a small coop with a tipi style outdoor run approximately 10 x 5 ft. They seem too big for present run. What space do they need?
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    10 square feet of run per bird is generally the recommended minimum, although more is always better.

    Check out the Learning Center for lots of good info.
     
  3. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Songster

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    Greetings from College Station, Texas.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. micah O

    micah O Chirping

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  6. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    It depends - are you going to free range them when you are home and let them stay in coop and run the rest of the time. They like to forage.

    Caroline
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    [​IMG] rule of thumb is 4 sq.feet per bird in the coop and 10 sq.feet per bird in the run. You can always make it bigger - people have a way of getting more and more chickens which is called chicken math. It comes with some guidelines ie, If you get a roo(ster) replace it with two (pullets), and so on - nothing but enablers here - we'll never tell you to set limits
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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