How many....?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Smoosh, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Smoosh

    Smoosh In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    Hot Springs, Arkansas
    How many bantams could this hold?

    ETA: the run is 6' X 10' and the coop is 2' of the ground and measures 4' X 6'
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    ok each bird needs 4sq ft of space to be comfortable-bantams Id say If your inside dynamics are 4 x 6 that gives you 24 sq ft divided by 3....6-8 Max bantams:)
  3. flockof4

    flockof4 Songster

    Feb 10, 2010
    Webster Groves, MO
    6-8 max and maybe 4-5 comfortably. Birds like room to move around.
  4. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC

  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Things to consider:
    *The breeds you choose - some bantam breeds are HIGHLY active, and need more space. Other ban. breeds (silkies for example) are more low key, and can handle not having ample space better.
    *Your location (didn't see it listed) - An area that gets "real" winters needs more indoor space, as the birds will spend quite a bit more time indoors over the winter months. But in areas with year round mild weather, the birds are literally ONLY inside to roost or lay eggs.
    *Whether they'll be contained 24/7 within the coop, or whether they'll spend a few hours out of the run each day. Most say bantams can tolerate less than the 10 sq. ft each run space minimum suggested for LF breeds. But I can't even see 10 sq. ft. each being enough unless they get out for a few hours a day to peck about and stretch their wings.
  6. Smoosh

    Smoosh In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    Hot Springs, Arkansas
    okay! [​IMG] thanks for all the help

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