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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by swiffle, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. swiffle

    swiffle Hatching

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    Hello, I'm looking to start keeping chickens, but I have quite a small backyard. I only want two or three hens but wouldn't want to do it if it would be cruel. I was wondering if anyone could advise me on what the minimum amount of land I would need would be for a couple of chickens?
     

  2. Lots A Cluckin

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    if your chickens are going to be in a coop all the time you need at least 4 sq ft per chicken and if you are going to let them free range they need at least 2 sq ft in the coop and 6-10 sq ft in the yard...more room is always better though
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  3. dawg53

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good advice given. :thumbsup
     
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  10. swiffle

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    Hi, thank you all so much for your help. I'm looking forward to posting more questions in the future, and maybe learning enough to help others in the future! :)
     

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