1. chickenshow

    chickenshow Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Ok im getting an old bathroom cabinet for a coop it will be inside my dads shed with a very large run it is a 4 by 2 how many small bantams can i fit in there
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2007
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    well if they have a very lager run mabe you could make an exeption to the rule of 1 sqft indoors and 8 sqft outdoor per chicken so I guess because they are bantums mabe 10 or 12.

  3. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    4 x 2 = 8 sq ft, banties should have 3 sq ft for indoor space. At most, (in my personal opinion) 3 banties.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I seriously doubt you could fit that many(10 or 12) in a 4x2 space. I'd allow at least 2-3 sq ft for bantams, so I'd say with 8 square feet, I'd say no more than 4 bantams in there, 5 if they're super small bantams. That's a really small space, then you have food and water taking up part of that as well. Too much is better than too little space and with 5, it's going to get cramped, especially if they have to be shut in for any length of time.
  5. chickenshow

    chickenshow Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    they are a serama and jap bantam crosses i think there eggs are super duper tiny
  6. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    I really would keep close watch for stress.
    The more room you provide the birds, the happier they are. Crowding is a good recipe for stress and health problems, and more room is a benefit for you and the flock....
    Pecking is real and not a problem with enough room for all. Good Luck.

  7. k625

    k625 Songster

    Aug 14, 2007
    Chickenshow, I did the same as you with the cabinet for about the first 2 weeks my chicks were outside. I think they were around 6 weeks old and they are silkies. 4 of them fit in there very nicely, of course I had to drill about 9 zillion holes in it for good ventillation, but worked great. I now have 3 silkies and 2 polish that sleep in a dog house (good size). I know everyone says size is importnat, but mine sleep huddled up all night, they really like to be close, then during the day they are in an 8x8x8 run. I think for the time being you should be fine, if its only for sleeping with no more then 5 bantams in there.
  8. chickenshow

    chickenshow Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    im only going to keep bout 3 or 4 hens in there

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