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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by urban hillbilly, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. urban hillbilly

    urban hillbilly Hatching

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    i just moved about an hr north of nyc i have no background in any of this what so ever so here i go i have 3.5 acres i would like to get some quail for eggs meat and training dogs chickens for eggs and meat guinea hens for tick problem that i have and rabbits for meat


    chicken ?
    I'm think about building a coop 8 feet x 8 feet x 8 feet with a 10 feet (L)x 8 feet(W) x 6 feet(H) run the winter up here are cold how hot should it be in there and how many chickens would be conformable in there


    quail ?
    looking to build a 5 feet x 5 feet x 5 feet wire cage how big should the enclosure be and how many birds can i keep in there
    should it be hot in the about what temp should i put a roof on the pen is it ok to have them out in the winter in the wire cage


    rabbits?
    I'm thinking 6 feet (L) x 6 feet (W) 4 feet (H) which another enclosure for them to sleep in please let me know if any of this sounds crazy i need all the help i can get


    ps i like my animals to have some room
    The Newbie
     

  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined us!
     
  3. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Crowing

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

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    [​IMG] You should be able to house about 16 chickens in a 64 sq ft coop. I live in Alaska and do not heat my coop.
    As far as the quail and rabbits I have no idea.
     

  5. urban hillbilly

    urban hillbilly Hatching

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    Thanks so much
     
  6. As far as quail, you want about 1 sq. foot per bird. I can't help you with rabbits.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! There are some threads on rabbits in the Other Pets & Livestock section.
     

  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     

  9. Scott H

    Scott H Songster

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    Start reading the Learning Center at the top of the page. .. you'll learn a lot! Welcome!
     

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