Fencing in the Girls

wayneh

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 25, 2011
126
0
99
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.
thanks
 

mom'sfolly

Crowing
12 Years
Feb 15, 2007
5,023
74
308
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.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom