Hi I,m new to chickens my chickens come in 10 days!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cassie chappell, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Cassie chappell

    Cassie chappell Out Of The Brooder

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    They will be around 16 weeks. I,m getting 6 how much room will I need and how many nesting boxes? Thanks for any help
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! How exciting for you to be starting out on your chicken adventures. Here is a great article on how much room do chickens need ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

    The more room you can give them in the coop and run the happier they will be.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new chickens in the future.
    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Generally rule of thumb is 4-5 sq.feet per bird in the coop excluding nest boxes & roosts., and 10 sq.feet per bird in the outside run. Better more room than. Chickens get very cranky when they are crowded and act out by fighting, feather plucking and at extreme cannibalism
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :frow welcome to BYC !!
     
  6. Cassie chappell

    Cassie chappell Out Of The Brooder

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    Love my chickens ,want more I'm hooked getting 6 more in the spring
     
  7. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    What breed of chicks are you getting? New chicks are so exciting!
     
  8. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! :frow welcome to BYC!
     
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  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    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.
     

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