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I am planning to get a pair or trio of Sebright bantams this spring to use for showmanship and maybe breed. I have a cage like this one:

It is approximately 6 square feet, and I have it in a sunny, secure portion in our barn. Will this be sufficient to keep Sebrights in until June, when I can build a coop? I will, of course, bring them out for free range, and I have a larger pen they can stay in during the day. I just need something secure for night or when I am away. What do you all keep your banties in?

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"The Road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can, pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way where many paths and errands meet. And wither then? I cannot say." -Bilbo.

 

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I think that would be just fine -- especially since you're going to be letting them out and giving them extra space.  I prefer more space than they need, but that would work.  Be careful of the sunny location, so that they aren't in direct sun with no way to get out in a cage that small. 

 

Using side cups for food & water would help free up space, too. 

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Okay, thanks! Right now it's winter here and quite cold, so I think they will appreciate the sunshine. But I can provide shade and hope to build a mini-coop for summer.

"The Road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can, pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way where many paths and errands meet. And wither then? I cannot say." -Bilbo.

 

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"The Road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can, pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way where many paths and errands meet. And wither then? I cannot say." -Bilbo.

 

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Okay, thanks! Right now it's winter here and quite cold, so I think they will appreciate the sunshine. But I can provide shade and hope to build a mini-coop for summer.


 Yes, the sun is a good thing in winter, isn't it?  big_smile.png

Married to the Perfect Guy with 3 kids.  We have a small flock including d'Uccles, Marans, Orpingtons, and other layers.  We also raise free range meat chickens & turkeys!  

 

www.ChickenHues.com                                 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicken-Hues/193956817351929

 

See how we raise meaties - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMUE-1kzaAA...

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Married to the Perfect Guy with 3 kids.  We have a small flock including d'Uccles, Marans, Orpingtons, and other layers.  We also raise free range meat chickens & turkeys!  

 

www.ChickenHues.com                                 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicken-Hues/193956817351929

 

See how we raise meaties - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMUE-1kzaAA...

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