How many chickens in my coop

Discussion in 'Coops, Runs and Housing' started by dpappas319, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. dpappas319

    dpappas319 New Member

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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.
     
  2. silkieboy123

    silkieboy123 New Member

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    I would say 4-5 hens
     

  3. dpappas319

    dpappas319 New Member

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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.
     
  4. silkieboy123

    silkieboy123 New Member

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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
     
  5. dpappas319

    dpappas319 New Member

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    They were golden buffs. And now the one that's left is trying to escape.
     
  6. silkieboy123

    silkieboy123 New Member

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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
     
  7. earl

    earl mad chicken scientist

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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