Chickens And Ducks.....HELP

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nicola, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    hi i am new on here and i have a dilema...

    ...through my school i am getting and hatching a chicken egg there as part of science my brother and my friend are aswell but my brother also wants to do a duck egg
    so my question and i have cats around where i live and also a relativly small backyard how much space would i need to keep 3 chickens and possibly 1 or 2 ducks?
    and any tips on making my own coop that saves space since i only have a small area but will be big enough for the birds?( two story one maybe??)
    i dont know what breed they are cause they are through my school but i think they may be a small-medium bird
    WHAT DO I DO i want to keep them i dont want to give them away

    p.s i will be getting the egg in posably a week
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
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    You need 4 sq feet per bird, and if you can't let your birds free range then you need to build a little run like 10x15

    I don't know anything about ducks though.

  3. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    what can make a diffrence is what type of chickens are these are they the little chickens (bantams) the regular (standard) size or are the giants (jersey giants) this will help alot with figuring out space

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