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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by justtime, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. justtime

    justtime New Egg

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    i have a 20 foot by 15 foot area in my yard how many cornish x can i fit in there i here 25 in a 6 by 10 area
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    How much poop can you clean up?[​IMG]
     
  3. justtime

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    i plan on moving the area daily
     
  4. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if you were to clean up after them every day you could fit alot. I would not raise more then 15 in that size. That would give each bird about 20 sq ft each for foraging and what not. You will still have a lot of cleaning with that many in that size of an area. you would not be able to d o a tractor in that size very well as the birds would have to be moved back over the same spots more then once during their life time and that would defeat the whole purpose.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If you look through the meat bird section I think you will get a variety of answers. I have never raised Cornish X.
     
  6. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:25 in a 6x10? Wow. I have layers and I only keep 4 in a 4x8 tractor. I have kept as many as 8 for short periods and that seemed crazy crowded.

    If you go by the 4sf rule, wouldn't 20x15 give you room for 75?
     
  7. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go by the 4sf rule, wouldn't 20x15 give you room for 75?

    Yep. that is what I say if you don't mind the cleaning everyday and the smell it would make. The factory farms do as little as 1sq ft a bird so they would get 300 or so in that area. [​IMG]
     
  8. wisdom_seeker

    wisdom_seeker Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that you don't want to go less than 2 SQFT / meat bird.
    IMHO
     
  9. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Agree
     

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