1. salvationfarms

    salvationfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 6x10x6 run how many chickens could i safely put in it
     
  2. gunnarmcc

    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sort of depends on how big your coop is too, but in a run like that i would say 6 if you use the 10sqft per bird a couple more if they are bantams maybe 8. I have a run that is 7x4x4 and i have 4 bantams and feel like thay have enough room but wouldnt put more in there then those 4
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    6 to 8 birds is max but your coop will have to be 4x8 and raised to accomidate toat many too. Remember 4 sq ft per bird inside and 10 sq ft per bird outside in recommended minimum footages. It's not a saftey issue so much as a comfort issue, if the birds have room, they won't pick and fight as much
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I wouldn't keep more than six LF birds... If you freerange them a few hours daily, then maybe another bird or two (if docile, calm breeds). But if they would mostly be contained, I'd stick with up to six.
     

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