How many banties?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Freeholder, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2008
    Klamath County, OR
    I asked about this in my thread in the breeds and genetics forum, but thought it would be better here. I want to get some bantams for my mentally handicapped daughter to watch from her window. I have two angle-iron cages that I can use to make a coop and pen for them, but don't want to over-crowd them. One cage was originally meant to sit on a pallet -- it's almost a four-foot cube (not quite, as pallets aren't quite four feet). It has a shelf in it that's about two feet by four feet, so actually has almost four by six feet of floor space. Then the other angle-iron cage is forty inches wide by six feet long (and 29" high -- I just went out and measured it). What I'm thinking is to put the two cages together, turn the taller one into a coop and the lower one into the run. How many bantams could comfortably live in that arrangement?

  2. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    so one is approx 6X3 (18 sq ft)and one is approx 4X4 (16 sq ft), i would think you could comfortable house 3-4 bantams in there.

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