Too many chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lemurchaser, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    I have 5 plymouth rocks and just added 2 ameraucanas. My coop is 4x4x4 and my run is 6x4. Did I just overcrowd these girls by adding the 2 ameraucanas? They're 5 weeks old now, so plenty of space for now, but do I now need to expand.

    When I'm home they will get to free range in the backyard.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Probably a bit tight for them. They say a guideline is about 4 sq ft per bird inside and 10 sq per bird in the run.
  3. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    First of all there is no such thing as too many chickens. [​IMG] However I do believe that you need more space for your flock.

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