Sorry I thought I searched and didnt dind anything. Must have missed it. Thank you for the advice!
I have plenty of space so that isn’t the issue, I just want them safe when not in the coop I also want them to be happy and comfortable.If they do not free range and are confined to the run 24/7 I would recommend going bigger. At a minimum I would give 15 LF 150 square feet, but if you have the space to go bigger than that, I recommend it.
Out of curiosity, how muddy/dirty is the ground? I get that CO isn't exactly a swampy state but I'm still curious if they totally rub it barren. I'm in the process of setting out my run and am not totally certain as to what the "optimal" size will be.I had fully fenced (including top) 10 square feet per chicken prior to purchasing my birds as that seemed to be the magic number that people mentioned repeatedly. It's now been a year of them living in their coop/run. They do not free range. They are full grown. I feel this is not enough space for them and have plans for expansion this summer, but not for more birds, just for more run space for the existing birds. After a year I feel their 4 square feet each in the coop has been adequate, but in the run full time, 10 square feet per bird is not really enough.