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Old 07-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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Y coop is 4 foot square. 7 foot tall. 3 levels. With a 4 foot sq x 8 ft long. Run. How many hens should fit in this comfortably. I put 2 10 week old Golden buffs in so far.



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Old 07-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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I would say 4-5 hens



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Old 07-24-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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Ok. Thanks. I woke up this morning and one of mine were dead feathers everywhere and the hole back end of the chicken was ripped open. I wasent sure if the other chicken could of killed it or if something got it. In the process of making sure nothing can get under the fence.

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Old 07-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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U probably have rodents like ferrets or mice or coons eatin them I am sorry for you loss what kind of hens do u have

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They were golden buffs. And now the one that's left is trying to escape.

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Old 07-24-2012, 08:26 PM   #6
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Well my silkies dig under there coop so I put cinder blocks on each corner then I put 4x4 under the lip and they dnt escape any more

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Old 09-22-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
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just going by by the size of your run, 32 square feet, you have roon for three large fowl or about six bantams.
the rule of thumb is 5 square feet of coop space and ten square foot of run space for large fowl you can cut that in half for bantams,,,, remember this is just a rule of thumb, if your birds seem cramped or are fighting and or stressed, you must make adjustments



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