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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cywiar merch, Mar 4, 2013.

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    cywiar merch Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have been lurking on this thread for some time now, soaking in all the invaluable info and tring to catch up, but just can't. I also started reading the old timers thread. Hands down - one of the best threads I have ever read on any internet site! Loving it! Again - just cant catch up. So informative but also just so humourous at times.

    I am hoping to start keeping some chickens of my own for eggs and then on to meat. I have 2 cats for pets so not looking to keep them at pets. I have an issue that I would like to clarify before I go any further and ask anymore questions.

    I plan to keep the chickens in my back garden which is very small - it is about 300 sq ft. Is this too small for 3 chickens? I plan to have a coop and run but they would have the free run of the garden.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    The recommended minimum space for chickens is 4 sqf per chicken in the coop and 10sqf per chicken in the run. 300 sqf is plenty space for 3 chickens.
     
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    Thanks.
     
  4. cinch920

    cinch920 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes, that would be plenty of room for 3 chickens. Good luck to you =]
     

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