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I have currently remodeled a 2 level wooden playhouse into a into a coop. The top level is completely enclosed with a roost, 2 windows that can be opened and closed, wood floor, nest boxes, and a small hole for a ramp to connect the levels. The bottom is enclosed with chicken wire and is a dirt floor. It is 30 sqft. Would the 30 sqft on the bottom be a big enough run for three bantams, or would I need more because I have space to build on a larger run. And if so how big should it be? I know there's no exact number for all this, but I'd like some different opinions.
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What I have read is 8 sq. feet per bantam is the rule of thumb. I've never had bantams but I suppose they are like any other chicken in that more is always better. I know they can fly so you'll want to be sure their run is covered.

 

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I'm not sure about the sizes for bantams  but, please don't use flimsy chicken wire, or predators will pick up  bantam sandwiches  to go,   use  1/2" hardware cloth instead. 

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