Square footage

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Brad D, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Brad D

    Brad D New Egg

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    What is the rule of thumb for amount of square feet per bird in coop and run.
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    4 sq feet for coop
    10 sq feet for run


    I do not practice what I preach
    32 square feet coop foot print (3 levels)
    256 square feet run
    13 birds as a rule
    Now down to 7.

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    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    4 sq ft per bird coop and 10 sq ft per bird run, bare minimum.
    Crowding causes problems.
     
  4. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    My breeder coops get about 7 sq ft inside and 30-60 outside and my free range birds get 2.5 inside and 35 acres outside. A good rule of thumb is 4 inside and 10 outside.

    Nate
     

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