Pen room

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenbh1999, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. chickenbh1999

    chickenbh1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quick question if my pen(not coop) total square ft. is 432, is that enough for 28 hens?
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2015
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! There is a really nice article in the Learning Center on figuring out how much space you need for the flock you want https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need The generally recommended ratio is 4 sq/f inside(coop) and 10 outside(run) per standard bird, so with 432 sq/f of run you should have plenty of room for 28 hens.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    That sounds like plenty of room to me.[​IMG] Your hens should be very happy!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. Based on the 10 sq. ft. per bird rule for the run, you could keep up to 43 hens (although I wouldn't personally recommend that many in your run), so your 28 hens should be no problem. Be sure that your coop has a floor area of at least 112 sq. ft. (4 sq. ft. per bird). Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sounds like a plan to me!
     

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