Gettin' chicks in Iowa

Chicks Galore3

Artistic Bird Nut
8 Years
Dec 16, 2011
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Iowa
Ok. I am getting 10 chicks on may 1st. Several questions.

When will they start laying?
Is june or july an okay time to put them outside? (Temp wise)
Do chickens NEED a run?
Is about four feet enough per chicken? (they can free range and MAYBE an all-time-accessible run)
Do you recommend wire sided cage, or plywood sided cage. (the coop is inside the barn, so cold/heat isn't really a problem)

Thanks for your time!

ChicksGalore3
 
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Buttercup47

Hatching
8 Years
Dec 29, 2011
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Also brand new and are planning to get baby chicks in March/April timeframe. We just built our coop this past summer. We also have a run available for the chicks. Free range is another method. Will also be looking for answers from other members as to all your good questions you asked.
 

crankster76

Songster
8 Years
Dec 25, 2011
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Kingston,Tn.
depends on the breed u get has to how soon they lay. average about 5 months old. i have about 10 to 12 birds to a 10 by 10 dog kennel.coup atached to the outside. ya can put them out once the are fully feathered. put mine out when there about 5 weeks old.
 

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