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How much land do you own/how many chickens?

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Hello All : ) I started out with just 3 chicks-Beautiful little golden comets and soon fell head over heels...so I added 2 amberlinks...then 2 FBCMarans...and Finally, the much coveted(by me) 3 EE last night- Hubby is concerned we have too many chickens@@ We have almost a full acre of land,and their coop and run will be in the part of the yard that has the pool and pond enclosed(I run a licensed daycare and it was a state regulation), there is only two neighbors that live on the street directly behind us and there houses are a good 40-50 feet from our coop with a privacy fence in between. Hes worried people may complain about the noise(I figure our bassett hounds incessant barking is much worse lol)or smell(I dont intend to let it get too stinky lol, I love these little girls). What has your experience been?? How much land to chicke ratio do you have? We have almost an acre and I figure thats plenty!!They will only free range when I am outside with them

Sabrina* Mama to 4 boys S 13,J11,Ry4 and B  1 -1 Bassett,2 kitties,1 bunny pond full of koi- 3 golden comets,2 easter Egger hens,2 Orpington hens,1 wheaten Americauna hen,1 silkie hen,2 French Black copper Marans hens, 2 silkie roos and a spunky Bantam Mille Fleur Cochin Roo<3 Boots<3..pondering teh addition of 2 alpacas ; )- All on an acre...
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Sabrina* Mama to 4 boys S 13,J11,Ry4 and B  1 -1 Bassett,2 kitties,1 bunny pond full of koi- 3 golden comets,2 easter Egger hens,2 Orpington hens,1 wheaten Americauna hen,1 silkie hen,2 French Black copper Marans hens, 2 silkie roos and a spunky Bantam Mille Fleur Cochin Roo<3 Boots<3..pondering teh addition of 2 alpacas ; )- All on an acre...
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post #2 of 55

Well, we are in a neighborhood of 1 acre lots-thankfully my Grandmother-in-law thought it through and bought 7 acres back in the 1940's and we still have it.  We do have 3 houses on that lot but we also have over 100 chickens.  Friends have 1/4 acre and have 20 chickens.  Whatever you have, keep it clean and have happy birds, most of all HAVE FUN!

-  Annie  -

 

I have some Porcelain D'Uccles, Australorps, Araucana, India Blue Peafowl, Red Golden & Temminck Pheasants, Mandarin ducks, a few Nigerian & Pygmy goats, a couple cats, a DH and a few kids.  Simple and happy.

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-  Annie  -

 

I have some Porcelain D'Uccles, Australorps, Araucana, India Blue Peafowl, Red Golden & Temminck Pheasants, Mandarin ducks, a few Nigerian & Pygmy goats, a couple cats, a DH and a few kids.  Simple and happy.

NPIP certified

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post #3 of 55

5.37 acres of mountain land. Currently, we have 34 adults and 7 youngsters. Used to have 55, but downsized.

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   www.blueroocreations.com, where every artisan is a veteran or the spouse of a veteran, is moving!

Blue Roo Creations Etsy Shop is open for business during the move! Click Here!

Mountain View Heritage Poultry, Home of Nazi Rooster & The One Spur Wonder

URGENT! Always Quarantine Newly Purchased Birds!
~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

 
 

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post #4 of 55

I have 1/2 acre in S. California. I have neighbors on all sides of me, some 1/2 acres and some 1/4 acre lots. I have six hens and one roo. The city says I can have one chicken per 2000 sq. feet up to and no more than 9 total. The city says I can NOT have a roo. I say screw the city! If someone complains about my roo I will deal with that at the time. So far all my immediate neighbors say they are OK with my roo. wink

A Hen is only an Egg's way of making another Egg.
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A Hen is only an Egg's way of making another Egg.
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post #5 of 55

We have about a half acre with only about a quarter acre fenced.  We have four hens in that space but we are trying to hatch out a few more and end up with six or seven.  Just keep it clean and give your neighbors eggs once in a while and everything should be great.

post #6 of 55

We have 2 acres and right now have 7 large fowl and 6 bantums.  But I have some polish eggs coming in the mail, a mix of large fowl and banty, so our numbers are going up in a few weeks hopefully fl

kat - wife to Tim, mom to 3 kiddos (DS 20, DD 18, & DD 15 - the 4H member)  Our flock is made up of Polish, Silver Spangled Hamburgs, a handful of brown egg layers, and we just added 5 Mottled Houdan chicks! - - avid quilter, canner, and homemaker :0)
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kat - wife to Tim, mom to 3 kiddos (DS 20, DD 18, & DD 15 - the 4H member)  Our flock is made up of Polish, Silver Spangled Hamburgs, a handful of brown egg layers, and we just added 5 Mottled Houdan chicks! - - avid quilter, canner, and homemaker :0)
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post #7 of 55

We have 2 acres and currently have 18 chickens. I'm pretty sure the adult coop is too close to the property line, but there aren't any houses on that side of us. It is several acres of woods that the local kids have made 4-wheeler trails on. (Which I think is way more annoying than my chickens.) I guess if we ever do get neighbors on that side, we'll deal with that then.

post #8 of 55

You need more chickens... LOL
We have just under an acre and over 300 chickens, mostly heavy breeds. 11 breeding pens, 3 broody pens, hen house, roosting house and a very large common area.
And most people don't even know we have chickens...

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Spring has sprung here in the south. Lots of new chicks running all around.  Check out our website for great prices on poultry and livestock products as well as lots of helpful information. Cheep-est prices around and always growing. NPIP #58-1589-E

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post #9 of 55

1.5 acres
21 chickens

post #10 of 55

1.2 acres, 12 chickens at the moment, soon to be 25 (technically over the limit, but I am guessing at the number anyway. Who knows what the hatchery will send me as a surprise this time!)
County law says 20 chickens per acre- or ducks, or geese, or turkeys. Just 20 poultry. Really no one enforces, I think the law is just around to keep people from building big chicken barns in the semi-rural areas.

3 Adults, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 1 bunny, 1 cat, thousands of bees, and chickens: Gold laced, Blue Laced Red, and Columbian Wyandottes (5), Buff Orp (1), Alohas (8 keepers, 5 to cull), Speckled Sussexes (4), EE's (2), a Barred Rock, mutts (2), and some chicks!!!


The virtual pet cemetery: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=360789

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3 Adults, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 1 bunny, 1 cat, thousands of bees, and chickens: Gold laced, Blue Laced Red, and Columbian Wyandottes (5), Buff Orp (1), Alohas (8 keepers, 5 to cull), Speckled Sussexes (4), EE's (2), a Barred Rock, mutts (2), and some chicks!!!


The virtual pet cemetery: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=360789

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