1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I have a pastor who has come to me for some chickens (I said I would give him a few when he made a coop)

    3 months later he contacted me last week he has a Chick N Barn coming next week!!!

    How could you say no to a Pastor!!! I have it down to my 12 best girls [​IMG]

    Eeeling much better I have eggs coming nest week [​IMG]

    The mesurments seem smaller that a dog house ((I would give him Buff Rocks & a banty roo))

    So how many chickens would fit comfortable in one of those Chick & Barns?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We have 5 banty Silkies in our Barn/Yard. The barn is fine room-wise, for them but the yard is on the small side even though we have both up off the ground on a 2 x 4 frame.
    Modified Chick-N-Barn/Yard

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    So do you think 3 chickens & 1 batam brahma? [​IMG] would the

    I don't want him to have any problems with pecking or anything!

    I have never seen one in person!

    He is making his own run to add to it so it would be bigger!
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:I think those numbers would be fine. I built an extra "yard" to use as a daytime only run and like it much better now that the Silkies have extra running room. They like it too, except for when they forget how to get back into the Barn/Yard area. Comical, in a sad way...[​IMG]

    Dawn
     
  5. Laura Jensen

    Laura Jensen Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe you could tell him that at this time of year, you've already gotten rid of all your extra birds and only have breeding stock and those with sentimental value left. Tell him you'd be happy to give him some chicks in a couple of months. Lots of people prefer chicks anyway, especially when they'll only have a few, as they can tame them down better.
     
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I've got a chickNBarn. If you look at my webcam during the day, you can see it in the right hand side of the image when the cam is broadcasting from outside. It's the silkie grow out pen currently. Since my silkies don't roost, it will work OK for them - they just pile up all together in a corner anyway.

    When I got mine, I was planning on keeping my 8 girls in there. There is NO way it would work for them now that they are grown up. I'd put a max of 4-6 adult large (standards) birds and around 8 bantums. That's if they have a largish run and are basically only sleeping in the barn.

    Although you can read the dimensions when you order it, when you open the box and start putting it together, it's still a LOT smaller than I envisioned it. The top of the barn comes up about chest high to me.

    I moved my water/feeder into the attached small run so that I can close them into the barn/run at night (which is fortified with dug in wire all around) and they still have access to food/water if I'm late letting them out. If the feeder/waterer were in the barn itself, that would take up a lot of the floor space.

    Now, after that dissertation....I'd think the numbers you are talking would be fine in the Barn if he is building a larger run to go around it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2008

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