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Franklin Chick

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Mar 25, 2018
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Hello group,

I am in the process of moving and I am super excited about moving to a place with a barn where I can build a run and have some chickens. I am here looking for education and advice regarding raising some great healthy chickens.

I think the coop will be about 8x8 and I am hoping to put in about an 8x10 run. Can I keep 12 chickens in that much space? The coop would have a door that would just be open all day and then closed when they are in at night. They weather here is pretty mild so I don't anticipate many times when they would not be able to go outdoors. I do plan on having a roof on the run so that they have shade in the summer months although I think they will get shade some of the day from the barn itself.

I live in Tennessee, I am a retired nurse and a chef, I love gardening and chickens.
 

Kiki

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Wilmer Gehman

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Hello group,

I am in the process of moving and I am super excited about moving to a place with a barn where I can build a run and have some chickens. I am here looking for education and advice regarding raising some great healthy chickens.

I think the coop will be about 8x8 and I am hoping to put in about an 8x10 run. Can I keep 12 chickens in that much space? The coop would have a door that would just be open all day and then closed when they are in at night. They weather here is pretty mild so I don't anticipate many times when they would not be able to go outdoors. I do plan on having a roof on the run so that they have shade in the summer months although I think they will get shade some of the day from the barn itself.

I live in Tennessee, I am a retired nurse and a chef, I love gardening and chickens.
welcome! I hope you feel at home here! yes, i think that is enough space for 12 chickens.
 

penny1960

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Hello group,

I am in the process of moving and I am super excited about moving to a place with a barn where I can build a run and have some chickens. I am here looking for education and advice regarding raising some great healthy chickens.

I think the coop will be about 8x8 and I am hoping to put in about an 8x10 run. Can I keep 12 chickens in that much space? The coop would have a door that would just be open all day and then closed when they are in at night. They weather here is pretty mild so I don't anticipate many times when they would not be able to go outdoors. I do plan on having a roof on the run so that they have shade in the summer months although I think they will get shade some of the day from the barn itself.

I live in Tennessee, I am a retired nurse and a chef, I love gardening and chickens.

Well Hey to you also Welcome to Backyard Chickens
 

Smuvers Farm

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Glad you're here !

A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
 

Teila

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G'Day from down under Franklin Chick :frow Welcome and Congratulations on your new home! :clap

I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

You may be interested in these links:
 

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