square footage per chicken? for 10 chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by missychicky, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. missychicky

    missychicky Songster

    Jun 10, 2009
    Milwuakie. OR
    I am planning on having 10 chickens and I need to know how big my new coop will need to be to fit them comfterbuly. What is a good square footage per chicken?
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2010
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    4-5 sqft per bird in the coop. 10 or more sqft per bird in the run.
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    You will need at least an 6x8 coop for 10 chickens. More space if they are going to be spending time in there during the winter.

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