- Dec 31, 2015
I just want to know what would be the maximum amount of chickens you would have in a flock? I'm researching stuff for an assignment so this is important to me
It depends on if you want them to be able to find food on the land or not, and if you care about the sustainability of the flock. Chickens prefer to be in a small flock socially because the more birds there are, the more birds they have to sort in the pecking order and remind of their place. In the wild chickens live in singles, pairs, and in groups typically smaller than six. With domestic chickens I think, if you have about an acre for them to roam, that a flock of about two dozen or less is a good size, and probably no more than four dozen.