1. sbaker

    sbaker In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2008
    VA Soutwest
    How much space would one rooster and a couple of hens need?
    I have 30 delaware coming and they will go in the big coop. But we have the 3 that we hatched out and it seems that along with my oddie that at least one of them is a hen. We want to keep our odd ball but don't want to have him by hisself so figured we would fix him and a couple of hen a place.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I always use 4 sq ft per bird as a rule of thumb inside the coop, so if you had a 4x4 space, 16 sq ft would serve 4 birds, standard size. I wouldn't go less than that, I dont think, then you would have room for one more later on, if you wanted.

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