Quick Run question...

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Jun 27, 2008
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Ok, so we are now deciding what we want our run size to be.... My dad thought of a plan to make our run 96 sq ft instead of 100 sq ft to help save materials. We are keeping 10 of the 17 birds we have. 4 Standards and 6 bantams, and "maybe" a few chicks in the future. Is that 4 sq ft. difference a big deal? I tried to explain it to him but he doesn't want to waste anything. I want the best for my birds but the way he has the setup planned out is perfect. I need some thoughts and opinions here... Thank you
 

hinkjc

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Ok, I'm not going to make this easy, but here is my advice. Take it from someone who knows.
Always build BIGGER than you think you need.

All kiddin aside, I like to give 10 square feet per bird to allow for extra space in case I need it.
Ok the 96 sq ft is doable for the 10 birds you plan to keep.

Jody
 

CoyoteMagic

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only the shadow knows.....
Ok, I'm sure that there are others that know much more than me but here goes. My understanding is for outdoor space/run=

Standard-6sqft per bird

Bantam- 4sqft per bird

I think your good.
 

Year of the Rooster

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Just to make sure, it's "Ok" for me to have the 96 sq ft.? Also, I forgot to add that I may let them out of the run when I'm home and they are under my supervision. Thanks
 

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