Bantam Housing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by madamwlf, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

    Aug 22, 2010
    Mount Airy, MD
    I'm getting 25 assorted bantam chicks at the end of the month. I won't be keeping all 25 since some will most likely be roosters. I need ideas for a bantam coop. I have two standard coops for my big girls and I don't think my DH will be happy with more building. We built a temp coop during the summer and I may look into fixing it to make it a more suitable coop. Is there anything else I can use besides cruising CL for deals? Thanks a bunch!
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I think browsing CL is a wonderful idea!! But....are you two coops close to eachother? What I'm thinking is that if they are you simply could just "fill in the void" with your bantam house...add to what is already there with materials you either have on hand, pick up from CL, or possibly from your local swap meet.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Depending on how many you'll be keeping, dog houses seem to work well for many folks, and don't usually require a lot of modifications. Or depending on how much space you have in the LF coops, divide one of them w/just a little reconstruction... [​IMG] If you're not wanting to build, CL or your local freecycle is the way to go...
  4. pusskatkins

    pusskatkins Songster

    Jun 18, 2010
    Try hitting up building contractors on job sites. They have wood, roofing materials, and Lord knows what else. It's all scrapped and hauled away, so it's up for grabs!

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