cornish x tractor space question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sesa, May 4, 2009.

  1. sesa

    sesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 22 cornish x, I only planned on raising 12 but that is another story, anyway I've got a 6x10 tractor that I'm hoping will contain them all until they are 8 weeks old or so, what do you think will it be enough space or not?
     
  2. steveo

    steveo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that should be plenty of space. I have 25 in my 10' x 10' tractor and jaku has like 50 in his 10'x10' tractor.
     
  3. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have anywhere between 25 - 30 birds in a 6' x 11' tractor with no problems. I move it everyday when I take their feed away. Fresh grass to eat.
     
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 30 in my 6'x10' tractor. I am going to process some at 7 weeks and the rest at 8 or 9 weeks. I think removing some at 7 weeks will make it so I don't have an overcrowding issue at the end.
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, plenty of space. My 52 have plenty of room in the 10x10, and in my last tractor, which was 6x10, 25 had plenty of room.
     
  6. Peruvian

    Peruvian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think industry standards are about 1/2 sq. ft per bird. Therefore 2-3 ft/bird for a backyard flock on grass is luxurious by comparison. I will be raising 30 birds in my 8x10 tractor that I've previously rasied 25 in the past. I think they will have plenty of room. I too move it to fresh pasture daily.
     
  7. sesa

    sesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, Thanks
     

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