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RHODE ISLAND REDS- HOW MANY?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RTRABBITRY, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. RTRABBITRY

    RTRABBITRY New Egg

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    I have a 10x10x4 dog lot that I want to put some Rhode Island Reds in just for laying. NO BREEDING... NO ROOSTER... I don't want anyone to go into specifics of measurements and shoulds and should nots, I just want plain simple answers. How many can I put in there together? I have the top covered so no predators can get in it. Thank you for your answers in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. TheBrumstead

    TheBrumstead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 12x7x6 dog kennel for my 4 hens, one of which is a RIR, all similar body size. They seem pretty comfortable in there. So 5?
     
  3. UrbanBYC

    UrbanBYC Out Of The Brooder

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    Is that a 10 by 10 coop or run?
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rule of thumb, 10 square feet of run per chicken, 4 square feet of coop per chicken. Overcrowded chickens do poorly.

    Chris
     

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