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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BeccaNS, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. BeccaNS

    BeccaNS Out Of The Brooder

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    Our coop is a tractor coop and it's 8x4. The plan is to move it every other day. No free range unless we are outside with them and to be honset with all our activities that won't be often. So how many chickens can I have and them be happy/healthy.
     
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    Want to add we already have a plan for a number, I just want to double check.
    If we are off I do have a back up plan but I would be sad
     
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If that is where they will spend most of their life with minimal free range I would only keep 4 chickens max. Sure you can keep more, but overcrowding has consequences. (chicken behavior problems)
    WISHING YOU BEST .... [​IMG]
     
  4. BeccaNS

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    Thanks! We have already bought our max, which is three. They do have a raised coop on top of that area. We also have a swing, a dirt bath area, and tons of treats. If they ever seem to be struggling or not happy they can relocate to my mothers larger coop with free range
     
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