Whats my limit?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bigchickinman, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. bigchickinman

    bigchickinman New Egg

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    Hey,

    I have built a 4 by 8 chicken coop and i was wondering, whats my limit on how many chickens i can house in it.

    i also have a large run, about 12 by 12.

    thanks for your time [​IMG]
     
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    The skys the limit. [​IMG]

    Walls can come down if they need to.
     
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    According to the "rules" it's 4 sq foot per chicken for you coop and 10 sq foot per bird for your run, so 8 standard sized chickens. But, IMO, you could easily fit 10 birds with out any problems.
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  4. bigchickinman

    bigchickinman New Egg

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    haha true [​IMG]

    but how many hens can i comfortably house in my coop?
     

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