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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by leabag1, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. leabag1

    leabag1 Hatching

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    I use a suncast shed, and a 10x10 dog kennel for the run.
    I have 6 hens. Does this sound like its alright?
     

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas leabag1, and :welcome! Great to have you with us. With 10 sq. ft. per bird necessary for the run, you are good to go there. Coop space should be about 4 sq. ft. per bird. Not sure how big your shed is. Best wishes and have fun with your flock. :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Unless the shed has ventilation (mainly around the roof) you will have to add it yourself.
     
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. You have some good advice from redsox and D/Diva, so i will just say a big hello!

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! That sounds about right yes. Just make sure you have enough ventilation, nest boxes (at least 3 to prevent traffic jams) and make it predator proof and you're good to go.
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! You have gotten great advice from everybody there. @sumi is right about the nesting boxes but I do have 7 nesting boxes, yet my hens only ever use one. The other six have never even been used. My avatar is a picture of the hens fighting over the favorite. Please make yourself at home, and enjoy BYC!
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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