1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    We just got a pair of bantam cochins, and we're planning to add 2 silkies to the family in the next few weeks. I'm planning on building a 3'x5' coop for them, but I was wondering how big the run should be?

    Thanks,
    Sonja
     
  2. bantamman13

    bantamman13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small Bantam house that is 4'by 4' with a 4x8 run attached to it that I have been using for a couple of years now with no problems. Hope this helps.

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  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the advice and the pics!! How many bantams do you have in there?

    Sonja
     
  4. bantamman13

    bantamman13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did have 6 for quite a while now I only have four as I sold one pair. The photos don't have it in them but I do have a small hanging feeder inside the house also. I just wish I had painted the entire inside of the house before I put birds in there. Hindsight:p
     
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's why 2nd, 3rd, etc. coops are always better, we learn from our mistakes!! So 4 would fit nicely in a 15 sq. ft. coop? I'm planning on starting construction soon, so our cochins can move outside. They'll be 3 months old on the 6th and the roo crowed for the first time today!

    Sonja
     

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