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How Many Bantams Per Square Foot?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BabyandCotton, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Songster

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    How many bantams per square foot?
    -Liv
     

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    In Florida climate won’t play much of a part, but it depends on the personality of your chickens, flock make-up (number, age, and sex), how you manage them, how hard you want to work, how much you enjoy drama with your chickens, whether you plan to integrate chickens later or let a broody raise chicks with the flock, and so many other things there cannot be a magic number that covers all bantams. If they are all the same age and all the same sex you probably don’t need a lot of room. You might follow the link in my signature for some things that can influence how much room you need.
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Recommended is 3-4 square foot per bird. Bantams tend to be not as aggressive as far as crowding, but it's always best to give them plenty of room.
     
  4. BabyandCotton

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    Ok thank you. I plan to free range them during the day.
    -Liv
     

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