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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by REINABUGY, Oct 7, 2009.


    REINABUGY Songster

    Jun 15, 2009
    Upstate New York
    Getting 53 Baby Chicks. Just Wondering How Big Will My Coop Need To Be For Them.

  2. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    Standard size chickens need 4 sq. ft. per bird indoors and 10 sq. ft. outdoors. So 53x4=212 sq. ft of indoor space and 53x10=530 sq. ft. outdoors. Broilers may do alright with a bit less space but don't crowd too much. Bantams can be slightly less as well at about 3sq. ft./bird indoors and 8 sq. ft./ bird outside. [​IMG]
  3. Airilith

    Airilith Songster

    Sep 28, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    The learning center says 2 sq ft for inside space per chicken, and 10 sq ft per chicken for outside space.
  4. mdbokc

    mdbokc Songster

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    2 sq ft per bird indoors is the absolute minimum under good conditions. 4 or more makes for more comfort and less potential problems if they have to stay indoors for awhile for weather. Last thing you need is cannibalism in the coop in the winter.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009

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