Chickens space requirements

Discussion in 'Chick Raising Forum' started by markhorsley68, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. markhorsley68

    markhorsley68 New Member

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    Hi guys,
    Just out of curiosity, what is the legal requirement of space needed per chicken to live comfortably?
    I have a 900 sq ft enclosure and I'm curious as to how many hens I could keep comfortably?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. rob

    rob New Member

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    a rule of thumb is normaly 4 square feet per bird. (less for bantams i believe)
     

  3. rob

    rob New Member

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    that counts for the coop as well
     
  4. markhorsley68

    markhorsley68 New Member

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    Thanks for that Rob,I've only got 14 Bantus and 5 large hens do they'll be happy with that.
    Ta.