the chicken coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ericmcginn5, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. ericmcginn5

    ericmcginn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chicken coop that has a 10 foot roosting bar 4 nesting boxes and a 8 foot long run by 4 feet wide how many chickens can I have you think? They are free ranged
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    acsteele Out Of The Brooder

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    The rule of thumb is 4 sq feet per bird, so 8, but as you are free ringing them, imho I think you'd do ok with 10-12, but you may get other opinions
     
  4. ericmcginn5

    ericmcginn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The indoor floor space is 8 foot long by 4 foot wide
     

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