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Flock Size - By the Book....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by plapczynski, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. plapczynski

    plapczynski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DW has joined in on this chicken adventure and she is the reader among us. She keeps reading references to small, medium and large flocks. Of course she asks me what a small flock is....[​IMG]

    I finally found one older book (1950's) that references a small flock as 50 or less. These are my guesses...... Is this what everyone thinks?

    Small - less than 50
    Medum 50 - 100
    Large - 100 - 250
    Commercial operations - chicken factories 25+
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Guess we can be put in the small flock area. Thanks for this info
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    most all the flocks are in the small to med range.because most people have from 10 to 50 hens.if your judging by hen space id be considered a large producer.because i have room to brood 150 chicks an for 400 hens.but im just a small timer.getting a new flock started this year.
     
  4. plapczynski

    plapczynski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess what I meant to ask is what YOUR definition of small, medium and large would be.
     
  5. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    small - 15 or less

    medium - 15 - 35

    large - 35 - 75

    x-large - 65 plus
     

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