Coop for Bantams

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by marlene, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow i start the extension of my existing coop to accomadate my bantams, i need to know if i need low roost bars and nest boxes for my bantam breeds?
    I did read some where on here that bantams don't generally use roost bars, is that so?. If i do need roost bars for them at what hight should they be?
    Thanks in advance for any help you offer [​IMG]
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Depends on the breed. Silkies generally don't roost, but most other bantam breeds do. [​IMG] and yes to the nest boxes too.
     
  3. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have silkies and pekins. So should the roost bars and egg boxes be lower for them?
     
  4. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, FYI...I have a silkie that thinks she is super-woman. she roosts with the big girls...6' off the floor of the coop. Don't no what to tell you....chickens are chickens. I would put roosts alittle lower....maybe even at different heights.....then let them decide. Good luck.
    Erik
     
  5. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have Old English Game and alot of Cochin bantams and we put our roost poles about 2 and a half or 3 feet off of the ground and they all roost on them....
     
  6. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your help, just wanted to make sure i got it right for them.
     

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