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How much run space do you need for meat birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mtnhomechick, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Just in case I could actually learn to cull a chicken........I mean get the nerve to, how much space does one need for a meat bird? I would think not as much as a laying hen but I actually don't know.

    I had some chicken from the store the other night and it was so cruppy........raising meat birds crossed my mind.
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    From my experience with meat birds, they don't need room to play. All they do is lay there with their heads over in the feeder.
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I have a section of the run I was using for my babies who are getting big enough to intergrate soon. This section is about 6x18. How many meat birds could I put in there?
     

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