- Jun 30, 2019
I have a 7x7 coop with a 7x 18 ft run. How many chickens would be okay to put in it? i currently have 7 at 8 weeks old but might want a few more. Also have plenty of waterers/feeders/ perches and hiding spots.
That is terrible! I’m from MA and moved to GA about 7 months ago. Our yard has a 6ft fence which helps(i know predators could still get over) but havent had any issues yet.Ya I’m not much help as I’m in a complete different climate and management situation, I’m in the north so my silkies and Seramas are in 24/7 from November to April. I don’t free range because I lost half my flock to a Fox in 15 minutes one afternoon and my neighbor free ranges her large fowl hens and loses them one by one all spring and summer to Fox and hawks.
The run is covered by roofing so they’ll never be wet and predator proof! Spent a really long time researching on how to make one. I may only get a couple more and stick with just 9! And let them free range when i’m outside (i have a 1 acre) thanks for the advice!No matter the climate, don't skimp on coop space...unless you have a secure and weather proof run, good to have anyway in times of need(predation and/or extreme weather).
You are in georgia?YEA, i was 15 feet away working on my coop when a hawk came down and landed on the pole to the temp pin. I was lucky i had 1/3 of the pins top covered with the wire i was working with. The hawk flew off when i yelled. I'm not going to free range at all. Hawks hunt squirrels here everyday. We have three kinds of hawks and i can hear or see them daily. View attachment 1894570
There are predators everywhere. You don’t see them because they have no reason to show themselves to you but once they smell the chicken buffet they’ll be around. You don’t have a predator problem until you do. So be prepared is all.You are in georgia?