What size should my run be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Pamjay, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Pamjay

    Pamjay Out Of The Brooder

    22
    0
    22
    Apr 22, 2009
    How big of a run do I need for 4 chickens?
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    5,189
    50
    288
    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    If they are standard sized chickens 10sqf per chicken and if they are bantam 5 sqf per chicken will do.
     
  3. nursemeh

    nursemeh Chillin' With My Peeps

    185
    3
    121
    Apr 16, 2009
    Conroe, Texas
    10 sq foot per chicken? Does this hold true for chickens that will be allowed to free range at least 3-4 hours every day, hopefullly more on most days.
     
  4. Pamjay

    Pamjay Out Of The Brooder

    22
    0
    22
    Apr 22, 2009
    I'm thinking 1 hr of free ranging everyday is more reasonable for my circumstances. I work full-time and I have some possums and raccoons in my hood so they will not be free-ranging without supervision.
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    12,521
    102
    341
    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    If you'll only be letting them out for 3 or 4 hrs a day, I would not personally count on that letting you cram them into a smaller run with any particular margin of safety. You can try of course. Maybe it would work for you. It is real hard to stop picking/cannibalism problems once they start, however.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by