Space for Chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by melton33, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. melton33

    melton33 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey im going to build a new coop for my chickens, because my chicken tractor is getting to small. I was just wondering if any one knew what a good amount of space is for an adult chicken.
     
  2. feathers_3

    feathers_3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I have 4 in a 14ft by 8ft pen and they have more than enough room. How many do you have?
     
  3. melton33

    melton33 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 6 right now, but two in the brooder and one in the incubator so far im hoping that my 6 other eggs will hatch soon.
     
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    feathers_3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you're going to have about 15?

    I have 8 in the brooder, so I am going to have to expand too because then I will have 13. I have heard some say you need at least 2 square feet per chicken and I have heard 10 square feet per chicken. I don't really know which is right. But right now, I am going to measure out a 20X20 and see how it looks before we build it.
     
  5. melton33

    melton33 Out Of The Brooder

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    alright thanks for the advice im going to have 13 of them.
     

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