How Many is TOOO Many?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MaconMommy5, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soooo, We're ending up with more chicks than planned. Which I'm THRILLED about. I plan to let them Free Range during the day. And they'll have a Huge Area to roost, Sleep, and Lay in at night... But, I want to know how many is tooo many? I have about 2- 21/2 acres for them to be on.
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    As long as the grass is staying green it's fine
     
  3. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I should add that all of them are either incubating or in the brooder pens. Lol
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How many can you keep safe and healthy,
    even when the weather and/or predator load might curtail ranging??
     
  5. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 22FT By 22FT Square Coop right now. A Recycled Carport. I'm working on Extending it, But it'll take a month or two to finish/
     
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  7. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking like 30. Hahaha. I didn't know how many I could put in there! I have 18 Chicks, 3 Dozen Incubating, And another 2 Dozen about to go in. And I'd like to get another dozen from a girl when her waitlist is down to my turn. Lol. Excess roosters will be sent to the neighbors to end up as supper (I'm not ready to do that myself yet)
     
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  9. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two large Covered Brooder Pens for outside. Each can hold 20 Teen Birds Plus they have sections for just as many chicks. And then a covered area near the carport for feed and supplies. And Soon I plan to have another 22*22 Area that gets connected to the first one by a covered run area. We don't plan to isolate the breeds sine they're just for my daughter to spend time with and the eggs. I am going to add a section into the new one for later on when we need to breed to get more chicks.
     
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