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Looking for info on housing my chooks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chooks23, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Chooks23

    Chooks23 New Egg

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    What are the needs and living space on

    - Ancona
    - Barnevelders
    and are they good with children
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome ot our forum!

    There is a general rule of thumb here, as a minimum to prevent pecking / cannibalism, for all large fowl of 4 s ft per bird in the coop and 10 sq ft per bird in the run. This is way less than I would keep chickens in, though.

    This is an excellent article on space needs:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    And I agree, birds do need more room than this. Birds pick on each other when they feel cramped in, and if stuck in the coop all day long with nothing to do, picking and pecking on each other is the most entertaining thing they have to do. So give them as much room as you can afford.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. Agree with both of the above.

    Welcome to BYC![​IMG].
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x3 on flockwatcher's advice
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    Alright [​IMG] great to have you in the flock [​IMG]
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     

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