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Bantam Housing Questions.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jjpiper, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. jjpiper

    jjpiper Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a coop with 9 standard hens (soon to be less). It is aproximately 6`x 8`x 80 inches high. I would like to get a few bantams for showing. Is it possible to get a few bantams that live above these hens in a seperate floored coop of about 3`x 8`(around half the sqft). That would mean the bottom would be at floor height and the top would start at about 48 inches and go to the ceiling. How much room do bantams take?
     
  2. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    we raise bantams and I have a old horse tack room converted in to a chicken room or house I have stacked pens in mine that are 4x4 and to that are 6x4 and to each 4x4 we have one roo and 4 or 5 hens and the bigger pens we use as grow out pens which all the smaller chickens are 3-4 months old and in those I have maybe 10 0r 12 in those with no problems
     
  3. jjpiper

    jjpiper Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I'll take a look at the small coop section too.
     

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