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How many chooks do you keep in yr backyard? Nuther survey :)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by dancingchicken77, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. dancingchicken77

    dancingchicken77 Out Of The Brooder

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    i'd be curious to hear. actually let's make it a few questions -

    1. how many chooks do you keep in your backyard?
    2. do you live rural or rural town or city?
    3. how big is your yard?

    cheers,

    carrie
     
  2. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. how many chooks do you keep in your backyard? None right now, have
    hatched 5 and incubating more now

    2. do you live rural or rural town or city? suburbs

    3. how big is your yard? less than 1/2 acre
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    My Coop
    I live in a dense neighborhood in the middle of a town of 100K, with one neighbor 15' to the South and one 25' to the North. We have deep backyards (300') and so do the neighbors behind us, so it's nearly 600' to the next house West.

    I have 5 BR that run free in my backyard with a 4'8" chain-link all around (most of it has flowering clematis and other vines or trees along it) with an 8' x 11' goldfish pond.

    My girls live in an 8' x 8' garden shed mansion, with no real run, but simply a pop to the outside. They like to hang out inside quite a bit, too, and in the 2-story Victorian playhouse my DH built my DDs.

    My neighbor 2 houses north has a 45' x 55' backyard with 2 RIR and 1BR, free-rangers who sleep in a tractor he covers with plastic in the winter.

    Doing our share to keep the neighborhood weird!
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    1. 114, but 20 will be sold over the next couple months. After that I will have 8 Roosters/Cockerels and 86 Hens/Pullets.

    2. Sort of a suburb of rednecks in a rural area.

    3. 1 acre.

    Matt
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    As of today, 69 and one in the hatcher still to go!
     
  6. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    1. how many chooks do you keep in your backyard?
    20 but 3 ( roos) will be finding new homes or eaten.

    2. do you live rural or rural town or city? rural

    3. how big is your yard? We own 42 acres.
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 chickens
    rural
    chickens free range in our 1 acre backyard
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    5 (City Limit)
    Suburbs
    1/4 acre
     
  9. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I have 11 chooks.
    on 1.3 acres in town. SHHHHHHH !!![​IMG]
     
  10. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. how many chooks do you keep in your backyard?
    I currently have 21 that free range and 5 in a run.

    2. do you live rural or rural town or city?
    Rural

    3. how big is your yard?
    I have 10.5 acres but most of it is uphill. The chickens don't like all of it, it has been strip mined so there are very few trees. They stay behind our barn in about a 1/2 acre area with trees [​IMG].
     

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