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How many hens and chicks in same coop.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gmachicken, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. gmachicken

    gmachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have our current brood of 4 chicks, now 5.5 weeks old, in a mini coop with it's own yard area. They are seen and are sort of around the other hens.
    We have 4 more day olds coming the end of April and 4 broody hens.
    The original intent was that we would just put them under the same hen as she is a great mom.
    So my thought is that i would get 8 chicks and have 2 of the hens in the mini coop, 4 for each hen. Will that be to crowded? The coop is about 4'X4'X3+' tall.
    If this doesn't make sense please let me know.
    I appreciate all the help in this area.
     

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