1 Andalusian in flock of 3, how much room for run?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by welsummer4, May 22, 2010.

  1. welsummer4

    welsummer4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All! A few days after I ordered three chicks from M.P.C, they called to inform me that one of the breeds I picked would not be available for a few mnths. They suggested a Blue Andalusian as a replacement because it would be ready to ship at the same time as my other two (a Welsummer and Barred Rock), and I said OK. Well, I chose my other two breeds because they can handle confinement well, but after doing some research on the Andalusian I came to find out they they do best free-ranging. I was only planning about a 10x10 foot covered run for them with occasional free-ranging in the yard, but now I'm worried that this won't be sufficient for the Andalusian. Can anyone tell me if my worries are justified, or will I be fine going ahead as planned?

    By the way, my chicks are about a month old now, and I have to say the Andalusian is my favorite. She's pretty to look at and has a great personality, so I want to do right by her [​IMG]

    Thanks for your input!
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010
  2. morninggloryhatchery

    morninggloryhatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 x 10 should be great if its just 3 chickens. And if your going to free range her a little but every once in a while I say thats a great amount of space!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    First off, WELCOME TO BYC. So glad you found us.

    I'd say if you make it a bit longer they will be fine.... but just go ahead and double the size and get more chickens. [​IMG]
     

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