Is this feasible?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tanith BHH, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Tanith BHH

    Tanith BHH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of getting a 2 - 3 bantams, either Dutch Bantams and/or Barbu d'anvers. They are going to be separate from my current large fowl. This probably won't make any sense, and it's difficult to describe, so please say if it doesn't! [​IMG] But I was just wondering how much space they would need in the run, and I was thinking of two floors, the top floor having access to a coop, with high enough sides to fill with woodchip, so I could double the space, like a very large rabbit hutch. But would they use the second floor like they would the ground floor? Or would they just use it to get to the coop, even if I scattered some seed there so they would want to scratch around, I mean, it's going to be quite high above the ground, so naturally they wouldn't really scratch that high.... So sorry if this doesn't make any sense, I'm a bit confused myself![​IMG]

    Thanks in advance,
    Tani
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I would just build a smaller coop with 3x4 to 4x4 coop area and attached enclosed run. You can still stick it into your regular chicken yard. I am building something similar right now , a 3x4coop with covered 4x7 run.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]I would just build a smaller coop with 3x4 to 4x4 coop area and attached enclosed run. You can still stick it into your regular chicken yard. I am building something similar right now , a 3x4coop with covered 4x7 run . Rusts what I have so far. On the left will be the covered run and s ramp to get down on the right a nesting box and a smaller service door in the back.
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh and excuse the mess. The garage is cramped with the harley, tools, drum set, free lumber....
     
  5. Tanith BHH

    Tanith BHH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry I haven't replied sooner, been rather busy! Your coop looks great. Ok I'm forgetting the idea of two floors![​IMG] Could I have a run 6 feet long by 2 1/2 feet wide by 3 feet tall for three bantams? The reason the measurements are so specific is I already have a coop and run this big which is empty, I use it as a hospital/separation coop if my hens get ill or if I'm introducing new birds, but I'm planning to use a dog cage for this anyway in future, so it's just sitting there. If I cleaned it and gave it a new paint would it be ok? The coop itself is quite small, I can't remember the exact dimensions but how small could it be for 2 to 3 bantams?
    Thank you!
     
  6. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bantams and it sounds like you could easily make use of this coop. The question is can you stop at 2-3 bantams?
     

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