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woul 25 broilers fit in a 12x12 pen

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by cockfighter, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. cockfighter

    cockfighter Out Of The Brooder

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    Im in ffa amd im doing the broiler project. I was curious if 25 broilers coul fit in 12x12 pen. Any info wpuld be great
     
  2. micah O

    micah O Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Todd S

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    Would they fit, sure. They are going to poop a lot though so be prepared to deal with it. going with a really deep bedding and maybe mixing it daily will help keep it clean.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. micah O

    micah O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totaly agree you'll use lots of bedding.
     
  6. phalenbeck

    phalenbeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree that they will fit fine. I use a temporary fence to give them more space/freedom and exercise. This may cause some slower growth, but my goal is the best bird I can raise.
     
  7. cockfighter

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    Thank yall for your comment
    cockfighter
     
  8. Owingsia

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    From personal experience with trying to put birds in 1sqft per bird ratio.. for meat. your going to hate the smell and mess. Its hard to keep clean. your going for 2 per sqft. I recommend at least 3 sqft per bird if you can. This is personal preference. I have since graduated to a 300 sqft pen for meat birds. I use a dirt floor and it makes cleaning easier. Meat birds in my opinion are nasty little poop factories that taste really really good!
     
  9. sfstewart

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    umm 12x12 is 144 square feet /25 birds is almost 6 sqft per.

    Now I know nothing about raising broilers but I do know how to push those silly lil calculator buttons. And be it known I also agree with the more space the better good tastin birds are happy happy happy birds. :)
     
  10. cockfighter

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    owingsia and sfstewart thank yall for commenting any info is much appreciated
     

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