# Your question: How big does a chicken tractor need to be?

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The number of birds per tractor varies with the breed, but as a rule of thumb, a laying hen needs four square feet of room, while a broiler need two square feet. Thus, a thirty-two-square-foot tractor can hold up to eight layers or sixteen broilers.

## How many chickens can you put in a 4×8 coop?

per chicken, which would equal 10-11 chickens in a 4×8 coop. However, several different websites advertise their 4×8 chicken coops can house 15-20 chickens. Most sources say you should allow 3–4 square feet per full-size laying hen, so that would work out to 8–10 birds.

## How many chickens will a 8×8 Coop hold?

In the Brooder

I have seen some ads selling 8×8 coops for up to 30 chickens.

## Can chickens live in a chicken tractor?

Chicken tractors are movable pens that you can use in your yard or farm. They give chickens access to fresh grass and soil and also help fertilize the soil. We keep all of our chickens in ‘chicken tractors’. If you’ve never heard of chicken tractors, they are just a movable cage that chickens live in part or full time.

## How big should a coop be for 6 chickens?

Chickens that are confined should be given at least 7 1/2 square feet of space, so a 5′ by 10′ coop would be big enough for about 6 chickens.

## How far should a chicken coop be from a house?

Typically such laws will specify that chickens must be housed some distance from residences, as few as 10 feet or as many as 150 feet. Requirements also vary depending on whether the home in question is that of the chickens’ owner or of a neighbor.

## How high should a chicken coop be off the ground?

Most sources suggest 1 foot off the ground as the ideal, but 8-10 inches is probably enough. I know of a chicken keeper who had his coop only 4 inches off the ground. He had rats nesting underneath that then chewed through the floor.

## How many chickens can you put in a 10×10 coop?

Chickens need at the minimum 4 sq ft per bird inside AND 10 sq ft outside in a run. 10ft x 10ft = 100 sq ft / 4 sq ft/chicken = 25 chickens.

## How many chickens can live in a 8×10 coop?

8×10 Super Coop

This model is the perfect chicken coop for 40-45 chickens.

## How many chickens can fit in a 10×10 run?

10 x 10 can house several hens… if you go by 10 square feet per bird, you can keep 8-10 birds in there. I personally have 10 standard sized (various breeds) and four silkies in a 150 square foot run.

## Can chickens be kept in a coop all day?

From our experience raising laying hens, I can say chickens can stay in their coop all day on occasion, but not for days on end. This will also depend on the size of your coop and the number of chickens housed in it. This also assumes you have food and water available for them inside the coop.

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## Will chickens lay eggs in a chicken tractor?

While most people build chicken tractors for egg production, you can easily raise chickens for meat in a chicken tractor too. … The one drawback with the roost over the nest box is you will need a roof over the nest boxes so the chicken droppings won’t fall down into the nest boxes.

## How many chickens can you put in a chicken tractor?

The number of birds per tractor varies with the breed, but as a rule of thumb, a laying hen needs four square feet of room, while a broiler need two square feet. Thus, a thirty-two-square-foot tractor can hold up to eight layers or sixteen broilers.

## How many nesting boxes do I need for 6 chickens?

However, there are plenty of poultry supply companies that sell nest boxes and the answer they should give you is approximately one nest box for every 5 – 6 hens.

## Will my chickens run away if I let them out?

If you are considering getting chickens, you may also wonder whether they will run away if you let them loose in the garden. Generally, you do not have to worry about chickens running away as long as you take a few basic precautions.

## How many chickens can live in a 4X6 coop?

The general rule of thumb is 4 square feet of space per bird INSIDE the coop, so Bear Foot Farm’s post above would reflect that rule of thumb that a 4X6 run will comfortably house 6 chickens.