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Bantam Housing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mykee, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    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:
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    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?
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  4. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the sun is a good thing in winter, isn't it? [​IMG]
     

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