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How much room to grow 25 fryers?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by happyhens, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am making plans to build a tractor for app. 25 chickens. I am planning to grow out a dual-purposed breed (like maybe Orpingtons, RIR, Barred Rock, etc.) so they will probably need to be in their pen for about 12-14 weeks. How big should their tractor be? Thanks!
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    10x10 for 25 birds. This allows 4 sq. ft. per bird for optimal health and performance.
     
  3. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, thanks! Now if it would only get warmer out so I can get started haha
     
  4. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dont forget the run space of about 10 sq ft each you can do less if they are free range all the time...you dont want them to pick each other or not get along
     

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