square footage for a pair

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joe17, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    Whats the minimum you would put a pair, trio, and quad in? Can I put a trio in a 3 X 4? Ohh these are silkies too so Im sure they can fit in smaller breeding pens.
     
  2. greathorse

    greathorse Songster

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    yes
     
  3. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Songster

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    In a coop, 4sqft per chicken, in a run 10sqft per chicken. If bantam size (under 2lbs) then 3sqft in the coop and 8sqft in the run - per bantam chicken
     
  4. elmo

    elmo Songster

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    I use the same square foot rule for my bantams as for standards. My birds are small, but they're active and lively. I reason I'll never be sorry to have more space, but I might be sorry if I had less. And adding to an already built coop or run is a hassle.
     

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