getting new hens... how big an area?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gaeamama, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. gaeamama

    gaeamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to be adding about 3-4 hens to my flock of four. I know they need to be separated for a while, but I'm not sure how big an area to make their temporary enclosure? What's a good guide for that?
     
  2. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good guide is at least 10sq feet per bird for the larger breed adults that are confined all the time.
     

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