Coop for trio of bantams?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brooster, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I am gonna get a trio of new hampshire bantams. I will be showing them and they will be seperated from my existing flock. I either need to buy a small pre made coop or build one. Does anyone have any experience with small pre built coops or building a small one? Or a sit with pictures or plans. How bigg of a coop would i need? They will stay in it over the winter. Thanks

    Dylan
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Anyone?
     
  3. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i built the one you like except bigger and it holds about 10 LF. i know a 4H kid that keeps his bantams in a wooden playhouse. they got it for free and added insulation and and inner wall to protect the insulation and he keeps about 20 bantams in it so i think that something that size would work if not be a little overkill.
     
  4. Pullet Pimp

    Pullet Pimp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check with Cody (chickenman8). He just posted a thread about building small coops for people in our area for $50.00 and up.
     
  5. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    We built a really nice trio coop but it's for warmer weather/indoor's I will see if I can find it...I posted a pic of it here. It's for our Serama/d'uccle bunch that I'm breeding. You can make it into a colder weather coop tho/
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Here is a link to ours...It's 4 foot by 3 foot and I also let them forage outdoors in the summer in a fenced in part of the yard. They are very happy in there and love their home. It gets COLD here in the winters so I wanted something I could keep inside for the Serama's...I wasn't able to hatch out anymore then one so now I have a serama boy with three d'uccle girls and a boy D'uccle. Everyone gets a long well. We will be moving the d'uccls out to our bantam coop when we get it done. Later I do plan on getting some girl serama's for our little boy. Until then he will have this huge home to himself come fall.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=66973
     
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  8. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would this work for you?Looks like it came from the same idea as the one you liked. Will
     
  9. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya know what we did when we got new birds, was buy a extra large dog house. We added a perch to it, and mounted their food container on the outside of the house. We also drilled extra holes in the top for ventilation. We have bantys and they fit perfectly and actually like the house! I think they were sad when we moved them in with the other gals!

    Here is a picture of it:

    Ok, never mind I can't find the pictue.


    If a dog house isn't your thing, you can build an Ark coop with an enclosed run. I got our plans off of www.selfsufficientlife.com. they were a tad bit confusing, and we ended up making our coop smaller than the plans, but it is perfect for our bantys. Oh, our coop cost about $300.

    Here are some pictures of the coop:

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    ~Caran
     

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