Qustions about chickens & honeybees

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chick-e-poo, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Chick-e-poo

    Chick-e-poo Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope this post is in the right place. My hubby & I would really like to raise chickens & keep a couple hives of honeybees in our backyard. We have not purchased anything yet. Does anyone here have both on their property? We want to make sure both chickens & honeybees can coexsist safely in a backyard. We have a half acre. How far apart should the chickens be from the bees? Do chickens eat honeybees? Since will live in a neighborhood & there are neighbor dogs & cats we will have to confine the chickens to a large run. We are newbies to both of these hobbies so any advice would be greatly appreciated:)
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Chick-e-poo

    Chick-e-poo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You! I will check that out
     
  4. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep saying I'm gonna get bees (and I've got a mostly built top bar hive in the garage right now) - but I've got no practical experience at this point.


    That being said, I've been to several farms and seen chickens and bees kept within 100 feet of each other - so it can be done.
     

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