how to determine how many chickens per coop

HOW TO DETERMINE HOW MANY CHICKENS PER COOP

There are two crucial factors in determining how many chickens you can fit in your coop: The Henhouse and the Run

THE HENHOUSE

We believe in the one-foot rule. One foot per chicken on the roost bars. Plenty of room and less squabbling at night. This shows 12 chickens on 12 feet of roost bar space. It may look like you can fit more, but overloading the henhouse can result in other problems.

 

Overhead view shows 12 chickens on the roost bars at night
Overhead view shows 12 chickens on the roost bars of a 6'x12' American Coop

THE RUN

Chickens need and prefer as much room as possible. If you cannot free range your chickens outside the coop much or at all, the least amount of space is 10 sq. ft. per chicken.
This shows 7 chickens in a 72 sq. ft. run.

 

Overhead view shows 7 chickens in the run of a 6'x12' American Coop
Overhead view shows 7 chickens in the run of a 6'x12' American Coop

HERE ARE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING WHAT SIZE COOP YOU NEED
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how many chickens fit in my coop
how many chickens fit in my coop
how many chickens fit in my coop
how many chickens fit in my coop
how many chickens fit in my coop

 

All our recommendations are for the health and well-being of your flock. Our goal is to build the best coop out there, help educate chicken owners, and set you and your flock up for success!

 

Customer with his chickens and 6x12 American Coop

I did LOTS of research before purchasing a chicken coop. It was important that I had a quality coop that would last for many, many years. You know what they say about “you get what you pay for”. It’s true. Spend a little more money to get a sound investment. That’s what I did with Carolina Coops. It took me about 2 weeks to get the coop put together but the instructions were very clear and all of the materials needed were well packaged and clearly labeled. I would recommend Carolina Coop to anyone who wants a coop that’s been well thought out and designed for your flocks every need. ~Mark Watson

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