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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ceyoung77, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. ceyoung77

    ceyoung77 Just Hatched

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    Hello all,

    We've recently moved into the country and I have always wanted chickens. We placed an order last Friday with our local feed store for 50 barred rock hens and 3 barred rock roosters they are supposed to arrive April 12th. We've never kept chickens before, I'm sure we're taking on quite an endeavor with this many birds, but I think it will be fun. We have 2 girls in elementary school and I believe it will be a great experience for all of us! I'm just asking for any advice or suggestions of where to go from here. We have a 12X16 storage shed that will be the coop, and I am planning to have a run of approximately the same size. That's what I have and thank you all.

    Clint
     
  2. Shaffer Family

    Shaffer Family New Egg

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    Your kiddos will learn so much and have fun in this endeavor, I promise!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    I believe the recommended room per chicken is 4 sq ft in the coop and 10 sq ft for the run area. The more space they have, the better.

    All the best and good luck!


    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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