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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jenna14Chicken, Jun 5, 2016.
My Husbands favourite saying.
What came first? The chicken or the egg?
Funny, Not in my house! But it definitely should have.
Never happened here either.
I had 15 chicks and no COOP!
That is why he loves saying it!
Hahaha!! This had me guffawing!!
I got my coop all ready before I got birds, but I got adults and hadn't built the run yet.
So they spent 2 weeks in the coop, BUT coop was plenty large (96sqft) for the 10 birds I had brought in.
Invite your parents to read up about coop/protected run space per bird.
Tell them that a large covered run is a necessity, not a luxury.
Over crowding is horrible for chickens. It WILL lead to fighting, egg eating, sores from pecking, dirty and broken feathers, possible disease, etc.
Chickens need personal space for preening, exercise, and good mental health. I am a parent of two young adults and I've had the pleasure of teaching them about chickens A-Z.
I will have no worries about their own flocks in the future.
Thanks everyone I have tried to tell them many times and getting factual information and showing them. They have been considering it but they say they will be fine. I've been telling them ok for now but when they get a bit bigger it's not going to be ok. I'll try to get the dimensions of they out and inside of the coop. I have
We can help you more if you do get the dimensions. If you do add on yourself (and good for you! if you do) get their permission first. I would not discourage my kids from earning the money and doing the labor if they wanted to tackle a project like that. It's a good experience.
Unfortunately it is a little late here so I will get the dimensions tomorrow.
The inside of the coop is 2ft by 6ft 8 inches. Again this is for 8 chickens. Thanks