Boxes for Bantams

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by grandpaw roo, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. grandpaw roo

    grandpaw roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2013
    Lanc.Co. Pa.
    I origionally thought I was going to get some OE Bantams.Made a coup up and made nest boxes of 9x9x9 for their small size.Now the guy I was getting eggs from has sold his flock.I'm now thinking of Buff Brahma bantams,Cochin bantams,or Wyandotte bantams.Should I modify to 11x11x11 or will the 9's work?
  2. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Westfield, Indiana
    The smaller birds will use the 9x9 but they will also use a 12x12. A larger box is easy enough to add a divider if wanted to try a smaller box. If it was me, and had the room... I would not modify your existing boxes but add some 12x12's as a choice for the birds. Not only that but youwill have boxes for larger birds if you add.

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