In the Brooder
- Apr 23, 2013
Hello! I am new to chickens and am currenly raising 2 sex-linked red pullets. It's been a joy so far! Our intention is to have just a few egg layers as happy pets! We are a family of animal lovers and they all live very cushy lives and are cared for well to extreme! We purchased a high quality coop from a local Amish business ( we live in A high Amish populated town). Anyway, it's a small coop. 4 x 5' with 4 nest boxes and a pen underneath the same size as the coop. My hubby is making an addition to the pen (totally enclosed and safe from predators...we Iive at the base of a state forest). The addition will measure 16 x 12'. Also planning on free ranging them while we are out and about in the yard or in the pool. Ok. On to my question. I would "Like" to add a Plymouth rock and 2 silkie bantams. Is that too many?? It works for the 4 sf per bird in the coop, but I want them ti be really happy!