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How many in this space?

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Berrie Tue 29-Jul-08 11:40:33

Our run is 2m by 4m and there is a 2x1m house within that reducing run to 6m2. The perch is 2m long and there are 3 nest boxes.

We currently have 4 hens in there but as I have a broody we'd like to hatch some eggs.

How many birds would fit comfortably in this space and if I buy fertile eggs from ebay how many would you expect to hatch?

Hope someone can help!

electricbarbarella Tue 29-Jul-08 12:20:36

Well my run is 3m by 1m20cm. and I have 6 hens in there, they are very happy.

Berrie Tue 29-Jul-08 13:45:08

Thanks for that!

tortoiseSHELL Tue 29-Jul-08 23:58:12

Our runs are 9ftx3ft, with a 3x3 ft house on the end, we have 3 in each.

Doodle2U Wed 30-Jul-08 11:29:08

Our run (when finished) will be 10ft by 4ft and will have the current 3 birds plus 2 bantam Silkies in it - but I'm just showing offgrin

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