How many hens and chicks in same coop.

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

  1. gmachicken

    gmachicken Songster

    Jan 18, 2010
    Grants Pass, OR
    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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