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Backyard Chickens with Very Small Outdoor Space

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We would love to get backyard chickens, but we figured we couldn’t do it because we have very little space in our backyard – we have a pool, which is fenced off with a pool fence, so the remaining grassy area is probably 10’x20′. We thought that was too small for chickens, but I’m reading “Folks, This Ain’t Normal”, and Joel Salatin is talking about apartment-dwellers letting a chicken live in the apartment, in just a 100-gallon aquarium, so I thought, well, gee, our little patch of backyard is better than that! Anyone else keeping happy chickens in a little yard? Thoughts?

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We have yet to make the leap for chickens, its a goal of mine for the end of summer, but we have friends who live in St Pete, FL with very small yards, that keep chickens. I think the key is to not get too many. Maybe 3 or 4? Keep me updated on your chicken adventure. I’d love to hear all about it :)

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When my family lived in the city we kept five chickens (in two seperate pens).  They did great!

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When my family lived in the city we kept five chickens (in two seperate pens).  They did great!