slordaz

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depending on where you are from will make a difference, , but planning ahead if your flock expands is a good idea too, I built mine but it is super easy to add on to as needed too but I doubt unless I move will need to or chicken math would really catch up to me lol.
 

aart

Chicken Juggler!
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My Coop
I have seen the figure of 4 square feet per chicken in a coop so I am going to plan on 6. In building the run how many square feet per chicken should I prepare for?
4/10 is a minimum, IMO.
Many factors determine what space is best your your goals and conditions.
Great articles on Space and Ventilation linked in my signature.

Go bigger......and.....let us know.
Where in this world are you located?
Climate, and time of year, is almost always a factor.
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Aunt Angus

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I was out with my chickens today, thinking about this very thing. I have 4 standard hens, 1 standard pullet, and 3 three-month-old bantams. They have over 200 sq ft in the run, and it still feels cramped when they're all in there. And I live where the coldest it gets are 40s and it never snows. Go as big as you can afford, imo.
 

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