How many chickens on how much land?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by michiele, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. michiele

    michiele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was curious how much land everyone has and how many chickens?

    I have one acre and am a newbie chicken owner. We only have 4 pullets right now - adding a few more next month.
     
  2. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My yard is 2 acres in the middle of out 320 acre farm. 60 birds and they wonder outside the boundaries of my yard from time to time.
     
  3. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live on a 2 acre lot, but my 13 chickens free range on half of that (1 acre for the severly math impaired).
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 100 acres & have 27 chickens that never roam more than 100 yards from their coop. They stay under the trees its to hot here.
     
  5. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say my birds range mostly in a 100-foot radius. Occasionally 150-foot and rarely beyond. There are plenty of grass, leaves and trees.
     
  6. AriLovesChickens

    AriLovesChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are all the urban people?

    We have about .25 acre, and I'm going to get six chickens. I may give some away if that proves to be too many for the space.

    ETA - I plan to have a fairly large run, and then let them free range part of the day in the backyard, which is probably 60% or so of the lot.
     
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  7. astit2

    astit2 New Egg

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    Urban chickeneer here...I have about a .33 acre total lot. I have 9 chickens that I freerange in the backyard, which is probably like a 100ft by 50ft rectangle.
     
  8. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the we are talking about free ranging the birds. There are plenty that keep their birds in secured runs 24/7.
     
  9. Pokster

    Pokster Out Of The Brooder

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    34 chickens on 3 acres.
     
  10. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    I've wondered about this too.

    We've got about 100 acres total but right now we've just got the one coop and run with 22 chickens. As soon as I can get BF to build more runs I'll add to the flock. I'm not a big fan of free range though because we there are a LOT of dogs that roam everywhere as well as bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, etc and I just couldn't stand chancing my poor birds lives at the moment. But that might be a "new mom" thing and once I'm a little more comfortable with the situation
     

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