1/3 acre and chicken fever

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lauravollset, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. lauravollset

    lauravollset New Egg

    Nov 15, 2013
    Hey gang!
    So currently I have 5 girls free-ranging all day on 1/3 acre surrounded by a 6ft fence. They also have an 8x8 covered run and a coop for nesting, roosting etc. They usually only hang out in the run at night. I would love to add a lavender orp, a blue laced red Wyandotte and (maybe) a roo. Is that too many chooks for 1/3 acre? I am afraid I have an acute case if chicken fever. There are just way too many cute chicken breeds out there! All input appreciated. All enabling appreciated even more..... ;)
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    You do have fever but it is unavoidable.
    I've had 30 breeds.
    1/3 acre devoted to chickens can work quite well. It's best to divide the space so they only have access to one 'pasture' at a time so the others have time to recover.

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