Is it ok

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by monsterebooks, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. monsterebooks

    monsterebooks Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to know is it ok if i leave say 2-3 chickens in a coop and never let them out. OK of coarse that is cruel well i think it is and i won't do that but i just want to know. Or even if i let them out a few hours a day.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    How big is your coop?
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is not cruel if they have a draft free house and penned in small yard. You do not have to let your chicken wander around in your yard freely.
     
  4. monsterebooks

    monsterebooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Coop size: 1676(Length)*755(Depth)*1032(Height) in mm
     
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  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    If I figured right thats about 5.5ft x 2.5ft that is just over 4.5 ft per bird(3birds) wich would be fine. Thats If I figured right. Not sue about the MM to FT conversions.
     
  6. monsterebooks

    monsterebooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi bsaffles,
    Thanks for that,
    Yes the mm to ft is right.
    So you think 3 birds would be good, that's great i was thinking of 2-3 birds
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Sounds good 3 birds will probaly be the max Id try if youre going to keep them up all the time.
     
  8. monsterebooks

    monsterebooks Out Of The Brooder

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    I will look to expand it later on, just 2-3 for now.
    Would you have any tips on what size water and feeder to buy, thanks so much for your help
     
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    For 2 or 3 Id go with at least a gallon size feeder and waterer.
     
  10. monsterebooks

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    I thought around 2 gallon, water and about 3 gallon feeder.
     

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