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How big of a pen do I need?

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I have 7 straight run French Black Copper Maran chicks. Not sure how many I am keeping from this batch but in the end I want 2 roos and 6 hens. How many sq ft per bird do I need in the pen?

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The standard answer here is usually 10 sq ft per bird, assuming they will also have a coop -- but, really, as much as you can provide.

Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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