Originally Posted by Desirai
I'm going to have a nice chicken coop and a nice sized run. I am only allowed 6 chickens.
They won't be allowed to free range often, if at all.
So even if I have a large run (I'm thinking 10 ft x 6ft) will they still be happy?
Have you considered bantams instead of full sized chickens? They are funny pets and don't require as much space, and can fly, so their run can have different levels of perches to bop around on.
These are eggs from our bantams. A little bit smaller, but they're great! Probably healthier to eat a teensy bit less of indulgences like fresh eggs, anyways:
For perspective, this pullet is 3 months old, she won't get much bigger than this, but her eggs would be sold in the store as Medium:
Bantams have lots of beautiful feather patterns, and come in all shapes and colors:
Plus, fancy bantams might ease the neighbors' transition into living in close quarters with chickens known as "pets". They're special.