How many sq ft for silkies?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SilkiesAndSuch, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. SilkiesAndSuch

    SilkiesAndSuch Silkie Daddy

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    I need to build some breeding pens for some trios and was wondering what was the sq ft minimum for each little pen. It will basically be one house, but divided into smaller sections for each trio/quartet. I will be putting a rooster and either 2 or 3 hens with the roo, so......Any of you silkie breeders want to comment?

    Or if you want, just how many sq ft per silkie instead of a total. THANKS [​IMG]
     

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    7 sq ft per bird; of course, more space is better.
     
  3. SilkiesAndSuch

    SilkiesAndSuch Silkie Daddy

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    Alright thanks, they'll have PLENTY of room then [​IMG] I think I'm gonna have 48 sq ft for 3-4 birds, so 16-12 sq ft per bird. At least I will be able to add another bird or so in the future.
     

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