Size of pen for broody hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pineywoods Peepers, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Just wondering how big a pen for a broody hen should be? I haven't been able to find any information on this subject.

    Thanks!

    Rachel
     
  2. Chickenlover7711

    Chickenlover7711 Out Of The Brooder

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    i would say a 3 by 4 pen or bigger
     
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    i have a 4x7 pen. One end is nest area and food. One end for dusting and scratching a bit. It seems to work well with the chicks until they reach about 2 weeks then they need larger quarters with their mom or they drive her crazy. lol Gloria Jean
     
  4. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It ain't gotta be HUGE. I agree with the person above. 3x4 or somwhere around in that size. [​IMG]
     
  5. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    What about 2' X 4' with access to a covered, secure outdoor run? How tall should it be?

    Would you use the same size for a bantam breed?

    Rachel
     
  6. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds good to me! [​IMG]
     

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