How many acres for 55 chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RW19290, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering how many acres of land is good for 25 extra small bantams and 30 light standards. Right now, I have 5 acres of land. Is that enough for my chickens?

    Actually, since they are bantams, this means strait run for them. So if some of them turn out to be roos, then i may have less that 50. Just to keep in mind Thanks!!
     
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  2. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 acres is plenty!!!! Lol, I live on two acres and I think it is huge!!!!! 26 chicks will be coming at the end of this month.
     
  3. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank goodness!! That really worried me
     
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Yep, the chickens will think 5 acres is huge too!

    bigzio
     
  5. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are down to 49 chickens right now. Considering that the farthest I have ever seen them from their coop is about 100 feet, that would mean they are only roaming over about an acre of the 22 that are available to them. I think they spend more time in my garage than anywhere else on the ranch. Go figure.[​IMG]
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Plenty plenty of room, just make sure with all that room that you can protect them.
     
  7. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what is the least amount of room they need. (I am thinking about raising other livestock which will take up their room)
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    What kind of predators do you have in your area?
     
  9. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    They can be raised with the other animals. They don't have to be segregated. They love to follow cattle and root through cow pies.
     
  10. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have really mean hawks, giant raccoons, foxes, and coyotes.
     

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