my sanity

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dickies chics, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. dickies chics

    dickies chics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wondering if I am insane? I currently have a 11x7 coop with 2 outside runs totaling 380 sg ft. I have 6 BR, 4 BO, 2 polish( 1 of which is a rooster), 1 silkie, and 1 japanese rooster. I just answered a ad for 20 or so free BR laying hens. Is this to much?
     
  2. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if its free you doing good. I would get it. Hey I have over 60 chickens and I only have 8 people living in my house.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have lots of space in your runs, will you split the coop in two? Might be crowded for the new 20- remember about quarantine to protect your flock. [​IMG]
     
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  4. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did they say why they were giving the birds away for free? I mean, I've just finished reading some horror stories here about conditions some backyard "breeders" kept their birds in. [​IMG] It would be terrible if you got saddled with diseased or neglected, unhealthy birds.
     

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