How many chickens can I keep in my coop?
I'd suggest no less than 3 to 5 square feet per bird. 10 square feet per bird would be better. Don't keep more than 1 Rooster for every 10 hens. That is plenty of Rooster to take care of all the hens, for happy hens, and fertile eggs! More than that, and it invites the roosters to fight. We currently keep 3 heavy roosters on about 36 hens, and everything is going along just swimmingly.