Confinement

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by worms7, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 light sussex & 1 silkie will this work in a 8x15 run ( no free range ) do you think this will work
    Cheers Phil
     
  2. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most breeds can be kept together with no problem. But it works best of they raised together as chicks. How old are they and we're they raised together? You normally want 10 square feet per bird and half that for a bantam. So you need 85 square feet for all 9 chickens. An 8×15 is more than enough space for your whole flock.
     
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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep an eye on them. Large breeds sometimes pick on bantams, especially crested ones.
     
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