How many batams will fit....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Corey NC, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Ok I am going to start building a new coop tommorrow, I am thinking about making the coop 4 x 8 and the run 10 x 8. So how many batams could I fit in it comfortably?
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Hmmm, im not really sure....lets see... 8x4 is 32 square ft. I THINK bantams need 3 sq ft per bird. so 10? I may be wrong tho. Maybe someone with more knowledge will chime in.
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    That sounds about right to me.
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I thought bantams were 2sq/ft per bird. THat what some of the poultry sites say, although you know your birds better than anyone. Youll have to watch and see if they are happy or not!
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Split the difference. 3ft= 10 2ft=16 2.5ft=13
  6. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Well, either way an 8x10 run just doesn't seem big enough for even 10 bantys. imho.
  7. chickenliver

    chickenliver Hatching

    Jun 29, 2007
    What's the ideal amount of space for bantams?
  8. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Hey Corey,

    Storey's Guide says 2' per bantam inside and 5 ' outside. So sounds like 16 is what you got room for.

    {that is if your chicks read the book [​IMG]}

    No really, I think you got room for 16 bantams.
  9. chicken_love

    chicken_love In the Brooder

    Jun 30, 2007
    so if I had a space 8x8 inside and then an outdoor space that wraps around 2 of the sides, how many bantams could fit?
  10. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    8ft x 8ft = 64 sq ft

    The recommendation is 2 square feet per bantam

    So, according to that recommendation, you could fit 32 bantam chickens in an 8x8 coop.

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