HOW MANY CHICKENS

HOW BIG SHOULD YOUR COOP BE?

To start to answer that question, we have developed these handy charts. In the tables you will find helpful information about sizes and chicken quantities for our coops, and coops in general.

FACTORS TO DETERMINE HOW MANY HENS PER COOP

To better understand how these numbers are calculated, you should know that our recommended number of chickens per coop is based on two factors. The first is the space on the roosting bar where chickens sleep. It is not essential, but it is good to have enough space for the entire flock to fit onto the roost(s). We use 7" for the minimum and 12" per chicken for the maximum amount of space. These are both generous amounts of space for the average bird.

The second factor used to calculate chicken quantity for coops is the number of nesting boxes. Hens will insist on sharing so don't try to get one per hen or you will have a lot of unused nests. Plan for about three to four hens per nest. That is how our recommendations are calculated.

All numbers are rounded to the nearest whole number.

USE YOUR OWN GOOD JUDGEMENT WHEN CHOOSING THE SIZE FOR YOUR COOP

The information provided on this page and all others on our site is meant to be helpful when used in combination with other sources and your own good judgement. Our source for this information is simply experience and what we have learned from others along the way but we do not hold ourselves up as experts at coop sizes or really anything. If you read enough literature, you will know why...there simply isn't one answer for almost any chicken related question. Reminds us of raising children - never did find that handbook!

HOW MANY CHICKENS BY COOP MODEL

28-03 Country Quaker 5 x 4 Coop 6 to 12 2 to 4 2 - 3
30-03 Country Quaker 5 x 8 Coop & Run 6 to 12 2 to 4 2 - 3 3 - 5
31-03 Country Quaker 6 x1 2 Coop 18 to 40 2 to 4 2 - 4
33-03 Country Quaker 8 x 24 Coop 41 to 88 2 to 4 2 - 5
35-03 Country Quaker 8 x 18 Coop & Run 21 to 40 2 to 4 2 - 5 3 - 4
108-03 Country Quaker 5 x 10 Coop & Run 11 to 20 2 to 4 2 - 3 2 - 4
109-03 Country Quaker 8 x 14 Coop & Shed 11 to 20 2 to 4 2 - 4
111-03 Country Quaker 6 x 8 Coop 16 to 27 2 to 4 2 - 3

HOW MANY CHICKENS BY ROOSTING BAR LENGTH

1 1 - 2 1 0 2 1
2 2 - 3 2 1 3 1
3 3 - 5 3 1 5 1
4 4 - 7 4 1 7 2
5 5 - 9 5 1 9 2
6 6 - 10 6 2 10 3
7 7 - 12 7 2 12 3
8 8 - 14 8 2 14 4
9 9 - 15 9 2 15 4
10 10 - 17 10 3 17 4
11 11 - 19 11 3 19 5
12 12 - 21 12 3 21 5
13 13 - 22 13 3 22 6
14 14 - 24 14 4 24 6
15 15 - 26 15 4 26 7
16 16 - 27 16 4 27 7
17 17 - 29 17 4 29 7
18 18 - 31 18 5 31 8
19 19 - 33 19 5 33 8
20 20 - 34 20 5 34 9
21 21 - 36 21 5 36 9
22 22 - 38 22 6 38 10
23 23 - 39 23 6 39 10
24 24 - 41 24 6 41 10
25 25 - 43 25 6 43 11
26 26 - 45 26 7 45 11
27 27 - 46 27 7 46 12
28 28 - 48 28 7 48 12
29 29 - 50 29 7 50 13
30 30 - 51 30 8 51 13
31 31 - 53 31 8 53 13
32 32 - 55 32 8 55 14
33 33 - 57 33 8 57 14
34 34 - 58 34 9 58 15
35 35 - 60 35 9 60 15
36 36 - 62 36 9 62 16
37 37 - 63 37 9 63 16
38 38 - 65 38 10 65 16
39 39 - 67 39 10 67 17
40 40 - 69 40 10 69 17
41 41 - 70 41 10 70 18
42 42 - 72 42 11 72 18
43 43 - 74 43 11 74 19
44 44 - 75 44 11 75 19
45 45 - 77 45 11 77 19
46 46 - 79 46 12 79 20
47 47 - 81 47 12 81 20
48 48 - 82 48 12 82 21
49 49 - 84 49 12 84 21
50 50 - 86 50 13 86 22
51 51 - 87 51 13 87 22
52 52 - 89 52 13 89 22
53 53 - 91 53 13 91 23
54 54 - 93 54 14 93 23
55 55 - 94 55 14 94 24
56 56 - 96 56 14 96 24
57 57 - 98 57 14 98 25
58 58 - 99 58 15 99 25
59 59 - 101 59 15 101 25
60 60 - 103 60 15 103 26
61 61 - 105 61 15 105 26
62 62 - 106 62 16 106 27
63 63 - 108 63 16 108 27
64 64 - 110 64 16 110 28
65 65 - 111 65 16 111 28
66 66 - 113 66 17 113 28
67 67 - 115 67 17 115 29
68 68 - 117 68 17 117 29
69 69 - 118 69 17 118 30
70 70 - 120 70 18 120 30
71 71 - 122 71 18 122 31
72 72 - 123 72 18 123 31
73 73 - 125 73 18 125 31
74 74 - 127 74 19 127 32
75 75 - 129 75 19 129 32
76 76 - 130 76 19 130 33
77 77 - 132 77 19 132 33
78 78 - 134 78 20 134 34
79 79 - 135 79 20 135 34
80 80 - 137 80 20 137 34
81 81 - 139 81 20 139 35
82 82 - 141 82 21 141 35
83 83 - 142 83 21 142 36
84 84 - 144 84 21 144 36
85 85 - 146 85 21 146 37
86 86 - 147 86 22 147 37
87 87 - 149 87 22 149 37
88 88 - 151 88 22 151 38
89 89 - 153 89 22 153 38
90 90 - 154 90 23 154 39
91 91 - 156 91 23 156 39
92 92 - 158 92 23 158 40
93 93 - 159 93 23 159 40
94 94 - 161 94 24 161 40
95 95 - 163 95 24 163 41
96 96 - 165 96 24 165 41
97 97 - 166 97 24 166 42
98 98 - 168 98 25 168 42
99 99 - 170 99 25 170 43
100 100 - 171 100 25 171 43