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whats the limit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by justtime, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. justtime

    justtime New Egg

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    i have a 20 foot by 15 foot area in my yard how many cornish rock can i stick in there
     
  2. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Ummm...."stick in there"?!!!![​IMG]
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, that's 300 sq ft, so if you go with the 10 sq ft per bird in a run you could get 30 in there.
     
  4. justtime

    justtime New Egg

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    i here the cornish rock dont need alot of room because all they do is eat and poo
     
  5. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The big limiting factor is the coop size I would think. You would want sufficient room in the coop for them to be comfortable at night without being overcrowded.

    Assuming sufficient coop space I think 50 broiler birds would be ok in the space you described, assuming you are planning to butcher them at 7 or 8 weeks.
     
  6. justtime

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    i was figuring 75 birds with 20 being gone within 5 weeks and a nother 30 in 8 weeks and the yest at about 11weeks im building a tractor right now that is 6foot by 15' 6' by7' is coop
     
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