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pennsylvania planters

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« on: December 07, 2008, 19:37 »
i am thinking of buying an arc chicken house,the sleeping nest measures 630mm by 488mm (24inches by 19 inches) it is 630 high.
Is this enough area for 2 chucks, (it also comes with a decent size run).
 Any replies will be greatly appreciated,
Many thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 20:48 »
Hi, the boxes are for laying eggs really and not for sleeping though you'll find some will sleep in the boxes it's not a good ideas since they'll poo in there making the eggs messy. Many chooks like to perch (many will not too) does the ark come with a perch? One nest box is easily enough for upto 3 hens.
How big is the run? Some are tiny and unless you move the ark daily you'll find the grass will soon disappear!
Cheers,

Wayne.

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Kate and her Ducks

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008, 20:53 »
A square foot is the minimum recommended house space so that should house 4-5 chooks. You need a minimum of a metre square per bird run space which is usually the limiting factor for many of us.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 21:12 »
Thanks folks, it does have perches and an egg laying part.
The run is okay, but i will be building a larger one myself.
Thanks again.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 21:14 »
We will expect photos of your girls when you get them! :wink:



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