Quick Run question...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Year of the Rooster, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Ok, so we are now deciding what we want our run size to be.... My dad thought of a plan to make our run 96 sq ft instead of 100 sq ft to help save materials. We are keeping 10 of the 17 birds we have. 4 Standards and 6 bantams, and "maybe" a few chicks in the future. Is that 4 sq ft. difference a big deal? I tried to explain it to him but he doesn't want to waste anything. I want the best for my birds but the way he has the setup planned out is perfect. I need some thoughts and opinions here... Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ok, I'm not going to make this easy, but here is my advice. Take it from someone who knows. [​IMG] Always build BIGGER than you think you need.

    All kiddin aside, I like to give 10 square feet per bird to allow for extra space in case I need it. [​IMG] Ok the 96 sq ft is doable for the 10 birds you plan to keep.

    Jody
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Ok, I'm sure that there are others that know much more than me but here goes. My understanding is for outdoor space/run=

    Standard-6sqft per bird

    Bantam- 4sqft per bird

    I think your good.
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Just to make sure, it's "Ok" for me to have the 96 sq ft.? Also, I forgot to add that I may let them out of the run when I'm home and they are under my supervision. Thanks [​IMG]
     

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