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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by worms7, Jul 20, 2016.
Is a 6x8 coop & a 20ft x 8ft run
big enough for 10 chickens
Yep, it's fine. Rule of thumb is 4sqft space per bird in coop and 10sqft per bird in the run.
Yep that's great! Also if you don't mind me asking.... Are you making a coop and if so I would love to see how it turns out and how much it cost. ThAnks!
I am using a 8x6 pre made shed &
Building a run
Is this rule for only regular sized chickens? Is is different for bantams? Thanks
I'd say....just barely.
The 4/10 'rule' is a basic minimum, IMO, not an absolute.....
.....there are many variables to consider when determining how much space will work well for a healthy chicken environment.
There are 2 articles linked in my signature on Space and Ventilation that are a must read for any new chickeneer.
I have great news everyone! My dad is giving me Haft the shed for the chickens which is around 60 sq ft I think. Which is more than enough space for 8 birds right!? Also I got a pullet egg last night! !!!! I'm so happy!
Glad to hear that, and yay for first egg!