How many hens?

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Hayley'sHens

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How many hens?
« on: October 25, 2010, 11:22 »
I've just bought a 5ft x 7ft shed for the girls. I have 17 in it at the moment but it looks so empty even when they are all inside. I dont want them getting too cold over the winter, but nor do I want them being too cramped. So how many max would my shed hold?

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Re: How many hens?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 11:35 »
a lot depends on how much room you have on the perches, if you allow 12" (30cms) per large fowl you can then work it out although they will cram into less space than this  ::).
Don't worry about them getting cold they will snuggle together and you can always put bales of straw etc in to take up the spare space  :D
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: How many hens?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 12:10 »
Thanks Joy  :)

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Re: How many hens?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 09:45 »
Oh god no that gets me thinking can I have more chickens!!!
Graham = 2x Border collie Dogs, 2x Cats, 1x Wife, 2x Kids, 2x Hamsters and now 10x chickens.

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Re: How many hens?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 20:57 »
Am already planning mine for the spring.  Havent told OH yet though.  ::)
Jinty



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