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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

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    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

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    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

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    Welcome!

    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
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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Indiana!!!!
     
  5. TheGoldenRoo

    TheGoldenRoo A Crazy and Fun Chicken

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  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
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    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]

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  7. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

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  8. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
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    [​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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