New to hens coop size ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dbrown86, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. dbrown86

    dbrown86 New Egg

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    I am new to this so advice would be perfect how many Rhode Island Red could I fit in this coop they did say 4-5 hens I have seen more and I have seen less ? I have a big run for them as you can see

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  2. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

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    what are the dimensions?

    general rule of thumb for 'in coop' is 4 square ft per chicken, for run it's 10 square ft per chicken. Granted that is just a general rule of thumb, there are some really good articles here about coop size (about anything and everything really)


    go up to the top of the page, click the learning center button and/or just go to the search box and type in 'coop size' :)
     
  3. dbrown86

    dbrown86 New Egg

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    He dimensions are 95cm wide and 100cm length 85cm depth
     

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