Fencing in the Girls

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wayneh, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. wayneh

    wayneh Chirping

    Jan 25, 2011
    N. E. Alabama
    If you read my "our super chick" post, you will know we are building a pen. we have 5 chicks and do not plan on having any more that 6 or 7 max. our pen plans are for a 50x40 area with 6 ft. welded wire fencing. we are not planning on putting a top on the pen. the area we are fencing has several large bushes, they loved them when they freeranged, for hidding and hunting bugs. they are in a 12x12x5 dog kennel not and have not attempted to fly out. now the big question. will this area be suitable for up to 7 chicks? and with trees and bushes will it need to be covered? we don't really want to cover it, but if we have to. so be it.
  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    General rule of thumb is 10 square feet per bird...so 70 sq feet for 7. I think your run has more than got you covered. Sounds like chickie paradise.

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