Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Peepin out of the egg, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Peepin out of the egg

    Peepin out of the egg Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2009
    HI![​IMG] I am new on BYC and would love to make some friends!Please post some tips below!We are going to recieve our chicks in march!So still quite a while till we get our chicks~My dad is working on a chicken coop for when they come 8 x 6.5 feet we are expecting 10 chicks is three nest boxes enough?There outside run is 9 x 12 .How many square feet per chicken?

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    Sincerely,Peepin out of the eggs
  2. Peepin out of the egg

    Peepin out of the egg Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2009
    MADE MISTAKE![​IMG][​IMG] fourth line down=How many square feet per chicken is okay?

    thanks![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] sincerely,Peepin out of the egg
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast

    You say you want tips on making friends here? The best thing to do is help others (once you're chicken-wise), join in lots of conversations and be friendly!

    Your coop sounds like a good size. Four or five nesting boxes would be better than three.
  4. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Indiana!!!!
  5. TheGoldenRoo

    TheGoldenRoo A Crazy and Fun Chicken

    Oct 15, 2009
  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Welcome! I like your username!

    The general rule is: 4 sq ft per bird inside the coop and 10 sq ft/bird in the outside run. 3 nest boxes is plenty for 10 hens. A lot of times, they pick a favorite nest and everyone lays in it. [​IMG]

    If you want the smileys to show up, put a space between each one. [​IMG]
  7. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  8. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Happy Thanksgiving and Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in North Central Florida
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. Browse through some of the sections and the FAQ sections and you'll find a lot of info. I think you will have enough nesting boxes fr the 10 chickens...Post pictures when you get them! [​IMG]

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