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how many silkies ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by silkie101, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 9x8 chicken coop almost done [​IMG] and i was wondering how many silkies could fit in that coop and it will have a run
     
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    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18/20
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    36 silkies if that is coop only. Silkies are a bantam breed which only require 2 square ft per bird. Or you can have 18 standard instead. Standard requires 4 square ft per bird.
     
  4. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks im only allowed to get up to six so thanks soooo much [​IMG]
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    That's great, because the more space chickens have, the happier they are and the easier they are to clean up after. I would never keep chickens, bantam or otherwise, in 2 sq. ft of space...well...unless I lived in an area that had year round warm weather and a nice BIG run...
     
  6. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes they also have a large run and it stays pretty warm here year round
     

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