Help with Chickens!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by thinkloically, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. thinkloically

    thinkloically Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 13, 2013
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    Hi there, I'm sorry to say this, but you're not going to comfortably fit seven of any breed of chicken in there. Large Fowl chickens need four square feet of coop space and ten square feet of run space. Bantams need 2.5 square feet of coop space and 7 square feet of run space. That thing is 12 square feet. That would be enough space for maybe one bantam, and it doesn't have any sort of coop amenities for them. Plus, bantams are generally not good egg layers. They lay smaller eggs, and most breeds top out at maybe four eggs a week per bird. If you want good egg laying chickens, you should build a coop and run and go with large fowl. If you just want some sweet, docile, small birds that are going to occasionally lay eggs for you, then bantams are a good choice, but that pen will not work well for them either.

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