11-8-9 chickens in coop.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 5sallad5, May 19, 2009.

  1. 5sallad5

    5sallad5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've already got the maximum amout for my chickens 11. I think I should get nine, ten, or eleven. My mom says eight. I heard that more is better. Is that right? Please tell me if I should have 8 9 10 or 11.
    COOP 6X8 RUN 13X11 (bUT AGAIN SOMEONE TOLD ME THE LIMIT.)
    I already got 4 chickens in the coop.
     
  2. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    11 (thats probably going to be the answer...we like to enable [​IMG] )
     
  3. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    well then again get 8 then if you see a breed you like you can have it!!
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I would go probably with the max amount. There will probably be some losses down the road. I have lost one to a predator and two to illness, and likely one to a heat attack.
     
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    JMO, but start with 8, then after you've had them a while, you will have had time to think about which ones you REALLY LOVE, and maybe add a few more of that breed, or add another breed or two you'd like to have in addition to your originals. [​IMG]
     
  6. Peaguy

    Peaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8?..9?...10?...11???? Any good BYCer would translate those numbers to
    15!...20!...25!...30! [​IMG]. Better get busy on that coop addition now! [​IMG]
     
  7. Tweeza

    Tweeza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah, you all enablers. You never did warn about ducks! I think that was my husband's last straw, when I said ducks would be a great addition. He said he's prepared to start looking for the wives doghouse if I keep looking at chicks of any kind.
     
  8. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, by all means add some Ducks and Geese as well!!!
     

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