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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by warlearn, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. warlearn

    warlearn New Egg

    Oct 21, 2015
    Pololwane SA
    l need to comments keeping chicks, about a batch of 500.
    what I need to know is at how many can i divide them at.And also at a division of how big in terms of how many metres.?.
  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America

    I guess I am unclear as to what you are asking. Are you wanting to know how many birds you can keep in a certain amount of space? If so, generally plan on 4 square feet of coop space per large fowl bird. As chicks, they certainly need less, but given that they grow so fast, the more space you can give them, the better. Good luck!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    and 10 sq.feet per bird in the outdoor run area. 500 chicks, if you plan to keep all that survive, is too much math homework for me. I'm sorry I don't know the metric system.
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on trailrider330 and drumstick diva; for 500 chickens you will need a minumum of 2000 sq. feet of coop floor area (not counting the space taken up by the nesting boxes) and 5000 sq ft, of ground area in the run. Overcrowding can quickly lead to aggression, fights, biting and feather plucking, and even cannibalism. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    It looks like the other greeters have answered your question, so I'll just say it's nice to have you join us!

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