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Hello all,

 

We've recently moved into the country and I have always wanted chickens.  We placed an order last Friday with our local feed store for 50 barred rock hens and 3 barred rock roosters they are supposed to arrive April 12th.  We've never kept chickens before, I'm sure we're taking on quite an endeavor with this many birds, but I think it will be fun.  We have 2 girls in elementary school and I believe it will be a great experience for all of us!  I'm just asking for any advice or suggestions of where to go from here.  We have a 12X16 storage shed that will be the coop, and I am planning to have a run of approximately the same size.  That's what I have and thank you all.

 

Clint 

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Your kiddos will learn so much and have fun in this endeavor, I promise!
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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

 

I believe the recommended room per chicken is 4 sq ft in the coop and 10 sq ft for the run area. The more space they have, the better.

 

All the best and good luck!

 

 

CT

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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