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Even or uneven? What is best?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Fuzz Fuzz, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Fuzz Fuzz

    Fuzz Fuzz Out Of The Brooder

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    What is best? An even number of chickens or an uneven number of chickens?

    I'm going to make some new runs and coops for breeding, so i can put groups together to breed with.

    I want to make them to hold a specific number of chickens, but now i wondred if it is better to have an even number of birds or an uneven number of birds. Or doesn't it matter?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    It really does not matter as long as there are at least two. They are flock animals and need the companionship. One advantage with at least three is that if one dies the others still have company, but in your breeding situation, you may be able to handle that.

    For ease of construction and to avoid waste, you may find it beneficial to use standard construction sizes for your dimensions. Here it the US, that is usually 4' and 8'.
     
  3. Fuzz Fuzz

    Fuzz Fuzz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your respons.

    I am going to try and build some moveble coops and runs so i can let them go together when i'm not breeding and still can put them in breedinggroups when i want to incubait there eggs.

    I'll go and see what sizes the wood comes in that i want to use.
     

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