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WE'RE BUILDING OUR COOP HOW MANY???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kockadoodledoo, May 18, 2007.

  1. kockadoodledoo

    kockadoodledoo New Egg

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    CHICKENS CAN WE KEEP IN A 10'X10' COOP AND HOW MANY ROO"S CAN I HAVE IN THAT SPACE WITH THEM? I WAS HOPING TO HAVE A ABOUT 6 CHICKENS AND 2 ROO'S AND HOPING IT IS POSSIBLE...OR IS IT TOO SMALL OF A SPACE? THEY WILL BE BANTAM SIZE.

    IF I CAN'T I CANT I JUST FELL IN LOVE W/2 BREEDS SINCE MY HUSBAND BROUGHT HOME THE SILKIES AND I LOVE THE SUMATRA'S ALSO (IN BANTAM SIZE OF COURSE) BUT I DEFINATLY DO NOT WANT THEM TO FIGHT!!
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2007
  2. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm going to say 25, each chicken needs 4sq ft, or maybe that is for standerds, correct me if i'm wrong, you can have about 1 roo for every 12 hens, i'm not EXACTLY sure about the space thiong, but i'm pretty sure [​IMG] good luck with your flock i know you can have at least 25 for sure
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2007
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have a 10x12 coop and I've had up to 35 chickens in mine. Roos are 12 hens to 1 roo. I had 2 roos Zaxby & Ugly betty but Zaxby would chase ugly Betty around and I was afraid he was going to hurt him so I sold Ugly Betty. I guess Zaxby thought he should have all the girls. The lady who bought him thought he was beautiful but I couldn't see it! lol hence the name ugly betty.
     

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