How many chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 5sallad5, May 9, 2009.

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    5sallad5 Out Of The Brooder

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    How many chicks should I have in my flock? Right now I have 2 EE 1 RIR 1 Partridge Silkie and 1 Cornish Rock. Plus, what breeds would be good? Thanks
     
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    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    How big is your coop and run?

    You need 4 Square feet per bird... so with what you've got right now, you need at least a 4 by 5 foot coop.

    Barred Rocks, Buff Orps and Cinnamon Queens are good layers.
     
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    5sallad5 Out Of The Brooder

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    My coop is 6x8, and my run is 17x11.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    According to the minimums usually used here, that would be a maximum of 11 chickens.

    But more space is always better.

    4 sq ft in coop, 10 sq ft in run is the minimum.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    For which breeds you might prefer, you might start with this breed selector tool:

    http://www.mypetchicken.com/

    Just depends what you want. There are no bad breeds!
     

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