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How big of a pen do I need?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rice, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Rice

    Rice New Egg

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    I have 7 straight run French Black Copper Maran chicks. Not sure how many I am keeping from this batch but in the end I want 2 roos and 6 hens. How many sq ft per bird do I need in the pen?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The standard answer here is usually 10 sq ft per bird, assuming they will also have a coop -- but, really, as much as you can provide.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012

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