new to chickens.........

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenmad129, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. chickenmad129

    chickenmad129 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    About a year ago we saw some chickens at a county fair and i wanted them ever since. We want about 4/5 bantams in our small back garden. Any advice on coops, breeds and any other useful info.
    Thanks
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. AnimalLover99

    AnimalLover99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are a great bantam breed. just know that if you get bantams, they will lay very small eggs. I would suggest getting 1-2 Standard breed chickens to lay eggs. The eggs are way better than storebought eggs:) If you do get a couple of standard breeds, i would suggest easter eggers. mine lay extra large eggs every day. For the coop it 1 nesting box for 2-4 chickens. for bantams the chickens need about 8 square feet in the run and 2 square feet in the coop. make sure that when you first move them into the coop, you lock them in there for about a week so they know to go i there at night hope this helps
     
  4. chickenmad129

    chickenmad129 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you but the area is only 3m X 3m (ish) and i am not sure if thats big enough for standard chickens and the coop would stay there is that still ok x
     
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    cyndiloowho Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. AnimalLover99

    AnimalLover99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wait, the coop is 3(meters?) by 3m? or the run?
     
  7. chickenmad129

    chickenmad129 Out Of The Brooder

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    i haven't got the run or coop but the area would be 3m by 3m
     
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    chickenmad129 Out Of The Brooder

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    I like bantams but i have heard the eggs are really small but i don't want a big chicken, as i have little space. Is there a medium sized chicken suitable for a 3.5m2 area. And any other info would be very helpful [​IMG]
    Thanks
     
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