how many bantam cochins/chabos can i put in here?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by spish, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    ive been offered one of these for a very nice price (€60)

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    i suppose its similar to a chicken tractor? (but its supposed to be for rabbits) its L 125 x W 87,8 x H 100 cm

    im just wondering how many bantam cochins or chabos i could house in it?

    or my other option is this

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    but then adding a little house onn the side. this run is L 152 x W 91,5 x H 47 cm



    i need something 'protective' from aerial attacks since a hawk moved in and started picking off my smaller chickens [​IMG]

    i dont have time to make anything but can pick either of these up tomorrow......
     
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  2. SueSteeves

    SueSteeves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three bantam cochins in something very similar, and they seem to be happy. They also get free range time everyday when I can be outside to supervise. You may even get away with four depending on how much they like each other [​IMG]
     
  3. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    hi sue thanks for the reply...which one do you mean? the top one?
     
  4. SueSteeves

    SueSteeves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, was talking about the ark.
     
  5. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    My guess would be 6 bantams in that coop/run (top photo) ~ the A-coop with a roof, ramp, and fenced -in run.

    The bottom photo of thr run that's all fenced in, I'd guess 6-8 bantams, IF you add a small house to the run. ALSO, allow your chickens an hour or to of free ranging before sunset.
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    ooh i cant decide [​IMG] i have a nice house that will attach to the bottom one, and its cheaper by €10......but the arc one is so much nicer(!)


    argh!
     
  7. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    seeing as i couldnt make up my mind, my fella is buying one for me and i'm buying the other [​IMG])) happy happy happy!
     

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