How Many Bantams Per Square Foot?

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

  1. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many bantams per square foot?
    -Liv
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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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 Lots of Chickens 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

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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