silkie breeding pen idea?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joe17, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    I have one 8 X 10 coop with a 6 X 8 run attached. I plan on dividing it up so I can breed my silkies. I will divide it into three sections; two 4 X 6 pens and one 4 X 8 pen. The 4 X 8 pen will be a grow out pen. The two 4 X 6 pens will be breeding pens. How many 3-6 month old silkies can I put in 32 SQ feet with a 6 X 8 run? How many 6+ month old silkies can I put in 24 SQ feet? I was thinking I put a quad in 24 SQ ft and about 8 started silkies in 32 SQ ft with a small run. How does that sound? I think I have extra wire left over so I may make like a big "play pen" for them to go in during the day. They would be able to eat more grass and bugs in the play pen. I would put them in their for hours at a time while I watch them closely lol

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