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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by creekrocket, May 9, 2011.

  1. creekrocket

    creekrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The title pretty much summed it up:) Im thinking of having 5-6 chickens and would like to know how big the coop and run needs to be. Any and all pics and demesions are very welcomed. Thanks
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A good place to start is the "BYC LEARNING CENTER". That will give you all the basics.
     
  3. DickGJ

    DickGJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They say at least 2 sq ft per chicken. THough you'd hardly believe that's necessary once you start raising them. My 12 seem to huddle together in one corner of the coop at night and take up about 3 sq ft of space combined! Now at 9 weeks they're starting to use the roosting poles/bars so they seem to be dispersing slowly. I have a 4' x 8' x 5' high coop with 4 nesting boxes attached to the outside/rear of the coop (not taking away any main coop space), accompanied by a 10' x 35' covered run. On nice days when I'm home (so I can keep an eye on my jack russels)...they get to venture out and free range an acre+ of grass!

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