How many chicks do I keep??? HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LindaJean, May 19, 2012.

  1. LindaJean

    LindaJean In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2012
    McCleary, Wa
    I have a dilemma. I have become totally addicted in a very short time to................chickens. My guess is that none of you are too surprised. I have 35 adorable chicks - some 5 weeks old and some almost 4 weeks old - plus three ducklings. Their coop is 7x7 and their whole run is 20x30. My boss is going to take however many I think are just too many for the amount of space I have, but I can't visualize how much space they are going to take full grown, when they are still so small. Help me figure out what's a realistic number for the amount of space I have. I need advice. Thoughts and suggestions gratefully accepted.
  2. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

    May 1, 2010
    Alvarado, TX
    4 sq ft per grown chicken that is the usual rule. I hope this helps. :) Good luck!

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