moving week

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by talakira, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. talakira

    talakira New Egg

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    Jun 10, 2010
    well the chicks have just moved in to the 8x10 chicken coop we built in the backyard
    with a 40sq ft pen. Does anyone think its too small we have 70 chicken 25 layers and 43 cx's
    and all seem to be doing well and happy, we lost one recently due to a puppy attack.
    i'm new at the chicken thng and i really dont want to crowd them. so if anyone has any suggestions let me know.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    The run should allow around 8-10sq. feet per bird.
    Are you keeping all the birds in the same run/coop? How old are they?
    I think it would be better to seperate the cornish crosses, since they will poo a lot and need to be on broiler grower feed, while the layers if younger need chick start or grower.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2010

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