Coop for Bantams

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BantamLady13, May 24, 2012.

  1. BantamLady13

    BantamLady13 Hatching

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    Hello everybody! I am a newbie chicken owner! I had chickens on our farm when I was younger and now that I am married & have my own house I decided it needed some chickens!! I have 15 bantam chicks (Japanese, D'uccle, Nankins, Cochins, Silkies) and was curious as to what size coop I need to build for them. It seems like so many coop designs I have found are done for "standard" sized chickens and was not sure what that size would equal for a bantam. If somebody could give me an idea of width, length, height for a coop for my 15 bantams I would greatly appreciate it! I also plan on building a run for them as well! I appreciate any and all suggestions/advice!! Thanks so much!!
     
  2. wren

    wren Songster

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    Oh about 8 by 12. Something that you can stand upright in and not bang your head. Bantams are smaller but still active.
     
  3. BantamLady13

    BantamLady13 Hatching

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    Thanks for the reply!! :)
     
  4. wyandottes4Joe

    wyandottes4Joe In the Brooder

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    My coop is 5' X 8' and it seems to handle all 14 hens and 1 rooster for me. My chickens are standard sized wyandottes. The chicken run I made is about 16' X 8', but they usually free range and are only locked up in the run for specific purposes.
     

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