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Bantam coop

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I have a bantam coop 16 sq ft run and 8 sq ft of coop. How many bantams can i comfortably keep?
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8 square feet is not a lot of room to house chickens ideally it's said that chickens need 2 to 3 square feet per bird so you are looking at a maximum of 3 or 4 birds...

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post #3 of 15
About 3, depending on breed. Some are bigger than others, but in my experience they all like a lot of room and are very active. Will you be free ranging them?

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahma, Cochin, Rosecomb, and Plymouth Rock bantams.

 

RIR, BR, EEs, GP Hamburg, Ancona, Wheaten/Blue/Splash Marans, Spitzhauben, OE, Speckled Sussex, and Salmon Faverolle

 

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahma, Cochin, Rosecomb, and Plymouth Rock bantams.

 

RIR, BR, EEs, GP Hamburg, Ancona, Wheaten/Blue/Splash Marans, Spitzhauben, OE, Speckled Sussex, and Salmon Faverolle

 

Six guineas making a racket dawn to dusk.

 

I just can't get on the "roo" bandwagon...

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I'm not planning to free range them. I just bought a trio of bantam wayandottes. The fellow had them off the ground.
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that's the chicken coop and run?

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So far
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are you planning on making the run bigger?

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post #9 of 15
They should be ok. You only have 3 and bantam Wyandottes aren't as active as Old English games. I've read that bantams require half of the 4sq/10sq. ft. rule as a minimum but you can supervise them while they free range. You might want a place for each hen when they have chicks in case the rooster or other hen picks on them.
post #10 of 15
I have 2 old English game bantams, how much room in the run should they have? I bought a coop with run off eBay but it was a lot smaller than I expected.. here's a picture in comparison to my 1 year old ( she's about 32 inches tall
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