1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is a 6x8 coop & a 20ft x 8ft run
    big enough for 10 chickens
    cheers Phil
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Yep, it's fine. Rule of thumb is 4sqft space per bird in coop and 10sqft per bird in the run.

    Ct
     
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  3. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! :D
     
  4. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am using a 8x6 pre made shed &
    Building a run
    cheers Phil
     
  5. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thanks!
     
  6. BirdaMay

    BirdaMay Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this rule for only regular sized chickens? Is is different for bantams? Thanks
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    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.
     
  8. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! !!!! :D I'm so happy!
     
  9. just13nat

    just13nat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear that, and yay for first egg!
     
  10. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! :D
     

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