Contents

- 1 How much space does a chicken need in a chicken tractor?
- 2 How big of a chicken tractor do you need for 12 chickens?
- 3 How big of a chicken tractor do I need for 20 meat birds?
- 4 How many chickens can you put in a 4×8 coop?
- 5 How many chickens can fit in a 10×10 run?
- 6 How much space do 2 chickens need?
- 7 How often should you move chicken tractor?
- 8 How much space do meat chickens need?
- 9 How much space do you need for 50 chickens?
- 10 How many meat chickens does a family of 4 need?
- 11 Where does Joel Salatin live?

## How much space does a chicken need 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 big of a chicken tractor do you need for 12 chickens?

3 square feet per chicken x 12 chickens = 36 sq feet of open chicken room. This means that you will need a 6 foot x 6 foot open coop area for the 12 chickens, plus the area needed for their furniture.

## How big of a chicken tractor do I need for 20 meat birds?

Joel Salatin recommends that one chicken needs somewhere between 1.3 to 2.4 square feet of living space. We built a 4×8 structure, which gave us 32 square feet total of space. We always start out with 20 birds, but typically lose a couple and end up with 18 or so birds by the end of the growing season.

## 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 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.

## How much space do 2 chickens need?

The absolute minimum space for a hen in a run is 1 square metre per hen. However 2 square metres per hen is preferable. Essentially the more space you have for chickens the better as the less space your flock has the more likely it is for there to be quarrels, and bullying.

## How often should you move chicken tractor?

In order to prevent bare patches the chicken tractor needs to be moved every two-three days.

## How much space do meat chickens need?

Floor Space: At least 1.5 square feet per bird, however, 2 square feet recommended. Litter: Wet and compacted litter is of special concern with meat -type birds. These conditions cause breast sores and leg weaknesses and give the carcasses an undesirable appearance. Never brood chicks on slippery surfaces.

## How much space do you need for 50 chickens?

A diameter of 6 feet should provide plenty of space for 50 chicks. Space and equipment.

Age of chicks | Floor space per bird |
---|---|

4 to 8 weeks | 1 square foot |

1

## How many meat chickens does a family of 4 need?

If you’re trying to work out how many chickens you need to supply enough eggs for a family of 4, the golden rule is three chickens per two members of a household. So that means 6 chickens would be plenty. There are a number of factors to take into consideration, however.

## Where does Joel Salatin live?

Polyface Farm is a farm located in rural Swoope, Virginia, run by Joel Salatin and his family. The farm is driven using unconventional methods with the goal of “emotionally, economically and environmentally enhancing agriculture”.