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    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so i measure it to be i think 95 by 48 inches how many chickens can fit in that ??
     
  2. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just as a shelter for night? Or as a coop AND run?

    I think the formula was something like 8 sqft per med chicken and 10 sqft per heavy chicken if it's a coop and run at the same time.

    So if you have medium size chickens you could house 4.

    Our coop/run has similar dimensions (7 by 8 ft.) and we have 6 chickens in there although ideally I would like them to free range during the day at some point.
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bagdad KY
    well 8x4=32 [​IMG] :lol:devided to 4 so you can put [​IMG] 8 chickens.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Assuming you also have a run available. Otherwise, only 3 or 4, max.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  5. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the run is big its 8 by 4 coop so is it 8 chickens or 4 ???
     
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bagdad KY
    Quote:8 even 9 will be ok, no worry my friend.
     
  7. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    The general rule of thumb for standard size chickens is 4 sq. ft. per bird for inside coop space. That is actual floor space - don't include the space taken by the feeder, waterer and nest boxes (if that applies). It's 10 sq. ft. per bird for outside square feet (for the run).

    It is NEVER wise or fair to the chickens to put the absolute max in there. Especially since you live in Canada I can't imagine that you wouldn't have days where they would have to be locked inside the coop. Having them locked up for even a day and having too many chickens can cause them to start to feather peck. I learned that the hard way and I had the exact amount that the above rule would allow.

    I wouldn't put more than 3 chickens in that coop.
     

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