Space Per Chicken

chickerdoodle

Songster
10 Years
Aug 21, 2009
1,610
43
179
Oregon
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.
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mdbokc

Songster
10 Years
Jun 22, 2009
1,032
27
151
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.
 
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