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Questions regarding Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by krrob2009, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. krrob2009

    krrob2009 New Egg

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    Hello everyone! We are getting ready to build a coop for our chickens. We currently have 22 chicks but only are able to keep 10. We are only allowed to have 100 ft.² total for the enclosure and coop. Can I count square feet under the raised coop as part of the run? I want to make sure they have enough room. Our plan was to do a 4 x 10 coop raised by about 18 to 24 inches and then a run that it's 6 x 10. Would this work for 10 chickens? We plan to let them free range some as well. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Nasnro

    Nasnro Out Of The Brooder

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    The best way to think of it is the standard requirements are 4 square feet per bird inside coop space, and 10 square feet per bird for outside run space. If they are being free ranged often the small run wouldn't matter much. Best of luck and do post your coop on here I would love to see it once its done.
     

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